Failing Paris Hardcover – Mar 2001
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"FAILING PARIS is exactly the kind of book I'm always looking for--something sophisticated, edgy, sexy and really beautifully written." -- JANET FITCH, author of WHITE OLEANDER
"FAILING PARIS is the kind of novel that seems polished of every extraneous word, shaped like a bullet for velocity." -- LOS ANGELES TIMES
"The prose is precise, captivating, and the obvious reason for the book's nomination for the PEN/West award." -- THE TLS, LONDON
About the Author
Samantha Dunn was raised in northern New Mexico and spent years in Australia and France. She is a widely published American journalist, contributing to a number of magazines and newspapers in the United States.
Top Customer Reviews
This first novel speaks very forcefully to those of Dunn's generation, with images/questionings easily taken from their own life, resonating with their own personal trauma at being born at this particular point in history in this country that is struggling to find an artful way of living in the blur of post-TV white noise, and global culture babel.
The fact that this is a first novel, makes us glad for those to follow. Truly a contribution to the art that makes our lives worth more than the sum of our daily activities.
Most recent customer reviews
A ra male from character s we ca. Not care about no threme who cares tried of having machine bing my bossPublished on Feb. 18 2013 by jenny
This is a well written book. I found it somewhat depressing, but a good read. It portrayed Paris as a lot of us see that city.Published on Jan. 31 2013 by Kathryn Philipps
I can' believe I read to the end of this book ... kept hoping that it will improve. It did not..
It is a collection of thoughts inside a girl head ... full of self. Boring!
Apart from the "gripping" (boy is that word overused in book reviews) style, and an intense feeling of integrity, this book offers humorus/morbid insights to everyday... Read morePublished on March 26 2003