By Michael Wallner
Set in 1943, APRIL IN PARIS is the dramatic tale of an most unlikely love among a German soldier and a French Resistance fighter in occupied Paris.
Roth, a twenty-one-year-old German soldier, has spent such a lot of his time in occupied Paris operating within the army’s again workplaces. but if his superiors research of his skill to talk accent-free French, he's without notice transferred to Gestapo headquarters to paintings as an interpreter throughout the interrogation of Resistance combatants. instead of query his function within the Nazi regime, Roth interprets with impeccable accuracy because the torture proceeds.
But while his accountability ends, Roth slips clear of his fellow officials, alterations into civilian outfits, and wanders aimlessly via Paris disguised as his regulate ego “Antoine.” in the future he's drawn into an antiquarian bookstore and turns into enchanted with the bookseller’s appealing daughter, Chantal. the 2 start to meet and fall in love earlier than Roth has the braveness to bare his precise identification, nor to find Chantal’s.
When a bomb positioned in a favored nightclub through the Resistance kills numerous high-ranking German officials, Roth reveals himself now not in his function as translator yet because the suspect of the SS’s interrogation.
April in Paris is a kind of infrequent books during which the emotional strength of the affection tale is matched via page-turning suspense. Written in a sublime and arresting kind, it's a exciting novel through a promising new author, who has introduced the truth of a war-torn prior a great deal to the present.
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Leibold’s hand hung at his side, not far from my knee. He was beating time on the leg of my chair. I took a full glass and shifted a little to one side. ’ ” bleated the lieutenant as four girls presented The Bridge to Happiness on the stage. A young man in A P R I L I N PA R I S . 49 princely garments crossed the bridge, attentively considering each of its four naked piers. The colonel poured himself some schnapps. ” The second lieutenant was alternating between schnapps and champagne. The Bridge to Happiness disappeared.
I ordered myself a glass of white wine and withdrew into a corner. Half an hour later, Anna Rieleck-Sostmann appeared. She was wearing a gray suit; its skirt covered her calves almost all the way to her ankles. ” I asked her, surprised. “Telegram for Leibold,” Rieleck-Sostmann replied, holding up a briefcase. Her look said that she wanted to distinguish herself from the painted and powdered French women the ofﬁcers were gathered around. ” Leibold was sitting in the salon, across from the colonel.
I opened my eyes and watched Chantal in the mirror. The barber ﬁnished his job, and I stood up. She brushed me off. While I was paying, she didn’t deign to look at me. No one held the door open for me. Both of them were silent until I left the shop. Through the window, I could see them start talking as soon as I was outside. My freshly cut hair made me itch. I put my hat on, thinking about taking a seat in the café on the other side of the square and waiting for Chantal to get off work. A ridiculous idea.