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.
Andrew S. Cowell brings his experience in the newsroom and in the field to bear on his smart and captivating novel, THE PARIS CORRESPONDENT. This novel is as much about the field of journalism as it is about the characters, journalists Joe Shelby and Ed Clancy. And Cowell tells journalism's story with a mix of respect, sensationalism, realism, nostalgia, and danger. Zipped along by a plot laced with mystery and passion, this is a story of a craft that has changed forever with recent technological advances. Shelby and Clancy have been worked together for years--Shelby, as the adventuring correspondent, and Clancy, as the trusted in-house editor. Now stationed at an American newspaper in Paris, these two characters struggle to find their place in the new digital media landscape. Cowell brings Paris to life, as well, and the friendship he evokes between these two veteran journalists is as believable and complex as the wars and scandals they cover.
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