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TitleThe Paragon Hotel
AuthorLyndsay Faye
ISBN0735210756
ImprintLyndsay Faye Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages432

Description

The new and exciting historial thriller by Lyndsay Faye, author of Edgar nominated Jane Steele and Gods of Gotham, which follows Alice Nobody from Prohibition era Harlem to Portland s the Paragon Hotel.The year is 1921, and Nobody Alice James is on a cross country train, carrying a bullet wound and fleeing for her life following an illicit drug and liquor deal gone horribly wrong Desperate to get as far away as possible from New York City and those who want her dead, she has her sights set on Oregon a distant frontier that seems the end of the line.She befriends Max, a black Pullman porter who reminds her achingly of Harlem, who leads Alice to the Paragon Hotel upon arrival in Portland Her unlikely sanctuary turns out to be the only all black hotel in the city, and its lodgers seem unduly terrified of a white woman on the premises But as she meets the churlish Dr Pendleton, the stately Mavereen, and the unforgettable club chanteuse Blossom Fontaine, she begins to understand the reason for their dread The Ku Klux Klan has arrived in Portland in fearful numbers burning crosses, inciting violence, electing officials, and brutalizing blacks And only Alice, along with her new family of Paragon residents, are willing to search for a missing mulatto child who has mysteriously vanished into the Oregon woods.Why was Nobody Alice James forced to escape Harlem Why do the Paragon s denizens live in fear and what other sins are they hiding Where did the orphaned child who went missing from the hotel, Davy Lee, come from in the first place And, perhaps most important, why does Blossom DuBois seem to be at the very center of this tangled web

Reviews

Meredith

The Paragon Hotel By Lyndsay Faye

Superbly written historical novel exploring racism, violence, and extremist groups in America in the 1920 s While this novel takes place in the past, its subject matter resonates in the current moment.Alice James has a knack for blending in She can become part of the background, enabling her to go u... (Sign in to see more)


Navidad Thélamour

The Paragon Hotel By Lyndsay Faye

Simply exquisite Seriously go out and get this book Review to come.


Martie Nees Record

The Paragon Hotel By Lyndsay Faye

My Ratings 3.5 out of 5 starsGenre Historical Fiction MysteryPublisher PENGUIN GROUP PutmamPub Date January 8, 2019In a nutshell, this novel is about racism and the American underworld in the early twentieth century The novel begins in 1921, during the time of America s Prohibition A young white fem... (Sign in to see more)


OLT

The Paragon Hotel By Lyndsay Faye

What a story this is It s a gangster mafia story It s a story about racism, including the KKK It s a story about intolerance and bias It s a story about friendship and relationships It s a love story It s a sad story, but yet a hopeful one It s a story about resilience in the face of adversity It ch... (Sign in to see more)


Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

The Paragon Hotel By Lyndsay Faye

To be reviewed over at Fresh Fiction


Celia

The Paragon Hotel By Lyndsay Faye

Alice James was born in Harlem and eventually runs for her life Taken off the train in Oregon, the conductor brings her, injured by a bullet, to Portland s Paragon Hotel Once there her story gets complicated and surprising We learn why she was shot and why she ran.It is the 1920 s and Prohibition is... (Sign in to see more)


The Lit Bitch

The Paragon Hotel By Lyndsay Faye

The first thing I said when I saw this book was finally a cool interesting book set in Portland Living in Oregon, there isn t an abundance of cool books set here Sure we have a number of writers from Oregon that have made it into the big time , but for the most part Oregon isn t exactly the hippest ... (Sign in to see more)


❀⊱RoryReads⊰❀

The Paragon Hotel By Lyndsay Faye

Review in progress


Elinor Gray

The Paragon Hotel By Lyndsay Faye

A lovely, compelling story about troubled people just trying to connect with one another Beautiful language, interesting characters, and a double edged mystery that kept me up reading just one chapter.


Karen Kay

The Paragon Hotel By Lyndsay Faye

I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review The year is 1921, and Nobody Alice James is on a cross country train, carrying a bullet wound and fleeing for her life following an illicit drug and liquor deal gone horribly wrong And boy oh boy, the complicated story goes on from there Re... (Sign in to see more)


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