The Paris Correspondent by Alan Cowell
A Novel of Newspapers, Then and Now

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High-profile journalist Alan S. Cowell's latest novel is a fast-paced trip into the dark heart of a newspaper office abroad. Addictive and illuminating, it deftly portrays the rivalries and complicated passions at the story's heart. Ed Clancy and Joe Shelby are journalists with The Paris Star, an English-language paper based in Paris. Relics from a time when print news was in its heyday, when being a reporter meant watching a city crumble around you as you called in one last dispatch, the Internet age has taken them by surprise. The two friends are faced with the death of what they hold most dear--their careers, and, for Shelby, a woman he cannot bring himself to mention.

The Paris Correspondent is a tribute to journalism, love, and liquor in a turbulent era. Written in riveting prose that captures the changing world of a foreign correspondent's life, Alan S. Cowell's breakout novel is not to be missed. Writing from experience and in homage to Reynolds Packard's Dateline Paris, his razor-sharp and darkly funny style will win readers the world over.
 

About Alan Cowell

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ALAN S. COWELL is a journalist. Since 2008 he has been senior correspondent for NYTimes.com based in Paris. He is also the author of A Walking Guide: A Novel and The Terminal Spy: The Life and Death of Alexander Litvinenko.
 
Published October 12, 2011 by Overlook. 269 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Storied globetrotting newspaperman Joe Shelby and his longtime friend and editor Ed Clancy, newly installed as glorified web-copy providers at the Paris Star, curse the exigencies of the digital age while basking in their memories of the hallowed age of print.

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Editor Ed Clancy is pleased when his old friend Joe Shelby, a peripatetic correspondent who's covered everything from Vietnam to Sarajevo, takes a job at the Star.

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“Unlike most of the news stories we read these days, The Paris Correspondent provides a satisfying ending, with truth served and the honor of the journalism profession upheld—even if Mr. Cowell pulls an odd switch at the end and makes Joe Shelby address us directly, a jarring change in narrative ...

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Ed Clancy and Joe Shelby are journalists with The Paris Star, an English-language paper based in Paris.

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