Hot Night in the City by Trevanian

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Yet again, the bestselling Trevanian dazzles his fans with a fascinating display of narrative invention and stylistic legerdemain.

Hot Night in the City is a masterwork from Trevanian, whose unique ability to create a new "voice" for each genre he visits has produced the international best sellers: The Main, The Eiger Sanction, The Summer of Katya, and Shibumi, which have earned him s hundreds of thousands of ardent fans worldwide.

Hot Night in the City offers a feast for every taste: action, romance, laughter, love, wit, compassion...all seasoned by a wryly oblique view of the human condition. The reader meets a parade of unforgettable characters in compelling situations: a bewitching young madman charms his trusting victim, two strong Basque women battle over an apple tree, a crusty old carnival huckster instructs his adolescent apprentice, an ancient Native American strives to unite his people, a famous writer learns an unpalatable truth about himself, a boy struggles to rid himself of a stifling love, a young couple find one another through a hilarious pattern of coincidences, and more.

The book carries the reader from the streets of big city America to Paris, the Holy Lands, mythic Britain, the Basque country, modern London, and the primitive North American heartland.

The feast of Hot Night in the City is both delicious and nourishing, both spicy and satisfying. Hot Night in the City is nothing less than a tour de force.


About Trevanian

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Trevanian's books have been translated into more than fourteen languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. He lives in the French Basque mountains. His new novel, "The Crazyladies of Pearl Street," is now available in hardcover. Look for these other Trevanian classics from Three Rivers Press: "Shibumi, The Eiger Sanction, The Loo Sanction," and "The Main." "From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published June 1, 2000 by St Martins Pr. 277 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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From the resourceful, bestselling Trevanian (Incident at Twenty-Mile, 1998, etc.), an uneven but intriguing collection of stories.

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Basque country serves as the backdrop for two of Trevanian's tales: a young couple come together in a light romantic farce entitled ""The Engine of Fate,"" and a village idiot improves his lot in life by pretending that he has a fortune to bequeath in ""That Fox-of-a-Be at."" The author ventures ...

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