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The Paris architect: a novel

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Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews. So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding places for Jews, Lucien struggles with the choice of risking his life for a cause he doesn't really believe in. Ultimately he can't resist the challenge and begins designing expertly concealed hiding spaces--behind a painting, within a column, or inside a drainpipe--detecting possibilities invisible to the average eye. But when one of his clever hiding spaces fails horribly and the immense suffering of Jews becomes incredibly personal, he can no longer deny reality. Written by an expert whose knowledge imbues every word, this story becomes more gripping with every life the architect tries to save.
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9781402284311
9780804190848
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9781402284328
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lastUpdate 2018-04-25 23:19:21PM

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The New York Times Bestseller!

"A beautiful and elegant account of an ordinary man's unexpected and reluctant descent into heroism during the second world war." —Malcolm Gladwell

An extraordinary novel about a gifted architect who reluctantly begins a secret life devising ingenious hiding places for Jews in World War II Paris, from an author who's been called "an up and coming Ken Follett." (Booklist)

In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money – and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist.

But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right.

Written by an architect whose knowledge imbues every page, this story becomes more gripping with every soul hidden and every life saved.

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subject_facet Architects -- France -- Paris -- Fiction, Audiobooks, France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Jews -- France -- History -- Fiction, Paris (France) -- History -- 1940-1944 -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France -- Paris -- Fiction
title_display The Paris architect : a novel
title_full The Paris Architect, The Paris Architect A Novel, The Paris architect : a novel / Charles Belfoure, The Paris architect [sound recording] / Charles Belfoure
title_short The Paris architect :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Architects, Audiobooks, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, American, History, Jews, Literature, Underground movements, World War, 1939-1945