The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
Published on Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 4:31pm
Paris, 1942. The capitol is occupied by the Germans while the remainder of France is governed from Vichy. A Parisian architect, Lucien Bernard, is commissioned to design a hiding place for Jews. Initially he has no interest and doesn't want to be known to be associating with Jews. As it is, daily life in Paris is dangerous. However, the money is appealing and Lucien could use it. As time goes on, a shocking event occurs, and he is unable to remain indifferent.
Today the legacy of the German occupation and Vichy France continues to haunt the French Republic.
Copies of The Paris Architect are available to check out through the library system.
For more about the Maryland author and his novel, please visit Charles Belfoure's website.
On Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m., Belfoure will be discussing his debut novel, The Paris Architect, at Cleveland Park Library. For more information or questions, please call 202-282-3072.