Paradise City

Paradise City

Book - 2015
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Four disparate characters find themselves linked together in Paradise City. Howard Pink is a wildly successful businessman still struggling to cope fifteen years after his nineteen-year-old daughter disappeared. Beatrice Kizza fled persecution from Uganda where homosexuality is illegal. She now works as a maid at a hotel Howard frequents. Esme Reade, an ambitious staff reporter on a Sunday tabloid, is desperate to get the Howard Pink interview for which all London reporters froth at the mouths. Carol Hetherington, a widow who has time to keep an eye on her neighbors' actions, makes an astonishing discovery.

Paradise City explores what a city means to those who come seeking their fortune or a better life. It is also a story of absence and loss, of how we shape ourselves around the spaces that people leave behind.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781620408360
Characteristics: 354 pages ; 23 cm

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CMLReads_Robin Mar 31, 2016

If you like stories that focus on characters, this is the book for you. Set in contemporary London and following four people, their lives intertwine in the most interesting ways.

multcolib_karene Jan 07, 2016

Liked how the narration alternated between the four main characters and the various stories that are revealed were interesting. However, the ending was a bit too perfectly tidy.

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ownedbydoxies
Aug 25, 2015

Four people, leading completely disparate lives, and how those lives eventually intersect. Pretty good, but not one that I can't put down. For some reason none of the characters truly comes alive for me and so caring about them isn't happening for me. Also, I'm finding the plot a little predictable.

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