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Paula McLain received an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan and has been awarded fello... Read More

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Paula McLain received an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan and has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is the author of two collections of poetry, as well as a memoir, Like Family, and a novel, A Ticket to Ride. She lives in Cleveland with her family.Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a shy twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness when she meets Ernest Hemingway and is captivated by his energy, intensity and burning ambition to write. After a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for France. But glamorous Jazz Age Paris, full of artists and writers, fuelled by alcohol and gossip, is no place for family life and fidelity. Ernest and Hadley's marriage begins to founder, and the birth of a beloved son serves only to drive them further apart. Then, at last, Ernest's ferocious literary endeavours begin to bring him recognition - not least from a woman intent on making him her own . . .* Out now in paperback, the heart-wrenching story of ambition and betrayal that captures the love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his first wife HadleyWith vivid, memorable touches . . . McLain captures Hemingway's legendary charisma, and his fatal tendenciesWith vivid, memorable touches . . . McLain captures Hemingway's legendary charisma, and his fatal tendenciesA beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s - as a wife and as one's own womanA beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s - as a wife and as one's own womanAs much about life and how we try to catch it as it is about love even as it vanishes . . . utterly absorbingAs much about life and how we try to catch it as it is about love even as it vanishes . . . utterly absorbing[A] beautifully imagined novel . . . sharp, unsparing and delivered in a pared-down prose that the great man himself would have applauded[A] beautifully imagined novel . . . sharp, unsparing and delivered in a pared-down prose that the great man himself would have applaudedHadley is a deeply touching character, dignified even as she loses almost everything she's loved, and making her goodness both convincing and interesting is an impressive featHadley is a deeply touching character, dignified even as she loses almost everything she's loved, and making her goodness both convincing and interesting is an impressive feat

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Title: TheParis Wife
Author: Paula McLain
SKU: BK0295862
EAN: 9781844086689
Language: English

About Author

Paula McLain received an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan and has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is the author of two collections of poetry, as well as a memoir, Like Family. Her novels include The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun. She lives in Cleveland with her family.

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