PRAISE FOR IT'S NOT LOVE, IT'S JUST PARIS: "'We'll always have Paris, ' lovers of this glorious city have been saying this to each other ever since Humphrey Bogart uttered those words in Casablanca. We rediscover a modern and eclectic Paris in Patricia Engel's astonishing first novel, a story as grand and dazzling as its setting, yet as intimate and powerful as a love story that just won't quit." --Edwidge Danticat "Wise and accomplished...Beautifully written and executed...There are at least two ways to judge a novel: by how fast you turn the pages or by how many times you have to stop to underline a passage. My copy of "It's Not Love, It's Just Paris" is all marked up. Engel, whose first book was the acclaimed story collection "Vida," has uncanny insight into the human condition. Through Lita, she speaks a profound language of young love and desire...Engel's considerable gifts are on display here."--Benjamin Saenz, "The New York Times Book Review" "Spare prose laced with nuggets of genuine wisdom...it is a testament to [Engel's] large talent that the story culminates with an emotional force that is both surprising and deeply affecting."--Thomas Chatterton Williams, "San Francisco Chronicle" "Absorbing... intimate in scope, erotic and, by the end, entirely unexpected.... Engel she has an eye for detail. She knows how to drown the reader in a sense of enchantment... She writes exquisite moments... The power of this excellent novel is in how Engel holds us in her thrall as she complicates where Lita is going and what she will leave behind. The heart this story breaks, might be your own."--Roxanne Gay, "The Nation" "Like any word whose shimmer has dulled from overuse, Paris can seem like a cliche in itself. . . . But early on Patricia Engel...shows that her writing can still be original. . . . [Engel's] fresh language leads us right into the middle of yet another love story in Paris, and a star-crossed one to boot. But by the tiReseña del editor:
Patricia Engel's collection of stories, "Vida," quickly established her as one of our country's best young writers, winning praise from Junot Diaz, Uzodinma Iweala, Francisco Goldman, and others. Her first novel is a vibrant and wistful narrative about an American girl abroad in Paris, who navigates the intoxicating and treacherous complexities of independence, friendship, and romance. Lita del Cielo, the daughter of two Colombian orphans who arrived in America with nothing and made a fortune with their Latin food empire, has been granted one year to pursue her studies in Paris before returning to work in the family business. She moves into a gently crumbling Left Bank mansion known as "The House of Stars," where a spirited but bedridden Countess Seraphine rents out rooms to young women visiting Paris to work, study, and, unofficially, to find love. Cautious and guarded, Lita keeps a cool distance from the other girls, who seem at once boldly adult and impulsively naive, who both intimidate and fascinate her. Then Lita meets Cato, and the contours of her world shift. Charming, enigmatic, and weak with illness, Cato is the son of a notorious right-wing politician. As Cato and Lita retreat to their own world, they soon find it difficult to keep the outside world from closing in on theirs. Ultimately Lita must decide whether to stay in France with Cato or return home to fulfill her immigrant family's dreams for her future. "It's Not Love, It's Just Paris" is a spellbinding love story, a portrait of a Paris caught between old world grandeur and the international greenblood elite, and an exploration of one woman's journey to distinguish honesty from artifice and lay claim to her own life.
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