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The Paragon Hotel

The Paragon Hotel 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 th

  • Title: The Paragon Hotel
  • Author: Lyndsay Faye
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 hor 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 denizen

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    1. 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 unnoticed and listen in on very important conversations She also can stand out, if need be She can be anyone or no one Her nickname, Nobody, suits her perfectly In the early 1900 s in Harlem, she Super [...]


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    3. 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 female protagonist is on a train out of Harlem running to escape her Mafia boss who is displeased with her She is suffering from an untreated bullet wound A black male Pullman porter takes pity My Rating [...]


    4. Who is Alice James Why does she reference herself as Nobody What are the circumstances that led to her being on a train bound for Oregon So begins the tale of Alice James, aka Nobody , fleeing NYC with a bullet wound festering, on the run from the Mafia It s 1921, Prohibition has been initiated, Mob violence in Little Italy is rampant and Oregon seems to be a safe distance from those who wish Alice dead Befriended on the train by Max Burton, the Pullman porter in charge of her cabin, Alic Who is [...]


    5. Set in 1921, Alice Nobody James arrives in Portland after a harrowing train ride Not only has she fled New York, but she s also been shot and now needs a place to hide Thanks to Max, a black Pullman porter, she finds refuge at the Paragon Hotel The only problem This is the only all black hotel in the city and they are not very keen to have a white woman staying there But with Max as well as the wonderful club singer, Blossom Fontaine, on her side, Alice stays in the hotel However, she qu Set in [...]


    6. 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 in full swing racism is prevalent in Portland Alice is welcomed to the Paragon Hotel to recuperate, even though she is white and the other guests black She becomes close to Blossom Fontaine, a Alice [...]


    7. DNF Everyone else seems to love this book, so I don t know, maybe I just wasn t in the right mood But I gave up the writing style was a bit overdone for me, the dialogue didn t feel real, and I just couldn t work up any interest in the main character or what happened to her I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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