Pub Date 13 Mar 2018
A tense and timely debut novel set amid the terrorist attacks on Paris.
Paris Metro is the gripping story of an American journalist compelled to reexamine her convictions as terrorism threatens to engulf her family. It’s 2015, and Kit is living in Paris, estranged from her Iraqi diplomat husband and raising their teenage son, Ahmed.
Having spent the years since 9/11 covering the Middle East—from Baghdad after the U.S. invasion to Syria during the refugee crisis—Kit is enjoying a quieter life. But when Charlie Hebdo is attacked and a cartoonist friend of hers is killed, and then terrorists storm the Bataclan, Kit’s Parisian world is shattered. As she is drawn back into reporting, she begins to suspect that Ahmed may be running with the terrorists. Paris Metro is a deeply moving story about the psychic effects of the Age of Terror.
About the Author: Wendell Steavenson, whose writing has appeared in The New Yorker, the Guardian, and Granta, is the author of three books of reporting. She was a 2014 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. Born in New York, Steavenson lives in Paris.
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