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Spy Novelist Alan Furst reads at Canio’s Books
July 5, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
On Saturday July 5 at 5 p.m., acclaimed novelist Alan Furst will read from his latest, “Midnight in Europe.”
Praised for his historical accuracy and evocation of place, Mr. Furst’s new work is set in Paris, 1938. Cristián Ferrar, a brilliant and handsome Spanish émigré, is a lawyer in the Paris office of a prestigious international law firm. Ferrar is approached by the embassy of the Spanish Republic and asked to help a clandestine agency trying desperately to supply weapons to the Republic’s beleaguered army—an effort that puts his life at risk in the battle against fascism.
“Suspenseful and sophisticated . . . No espionage author, it seems, is better at summoning the shifting moods and emotional atmosphere of Europe before the start of World War II than Alan Furst. . . . Part of the allure of this exciting and moving novel is the way in which it shows Ferrar and other citizens persisting in their usual activities in the face of extraordinary circumstances.” writes The Wall Street Journal