Paris in the 1900-1920s
Home of Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, other members of so-called Lost Generation... and Hector Lassiter, of course
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American publisher Sylvia Beach stands in the doorway of her bookshop “Shakespeare & Company”, during the 1920s. The shop gained recognition for being run by the only person willing to publish James Joyce’s Ulysses in the English language and was regarded as a haven for American expatriates during the 1920s and 1930s.
February, 1924: an incredible exchange rate, lack of prohibition and post-war ennui have flooded Paris with thousands of Americans. Hector Lassiter, fledgling author and best friend of Ernest Hemingway, is crossing the Pont Neuf when he hears a body fall into the icy Seine – the first in a string of brutal murders of literary magazine editors that throw a shroud over the City of Light...