Follows the life of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley, as she navigates 1920s Paris. By the author of
The community of American writers and artists living in France between the two world wars supplies numerous scholarly accounts and personal remembrances, among them Ernest Hemingway's own A MOVEABLE FEAST. Paula McLain's novel THE PARIS WIFE envisions that same period from the point of view of Hemingway's wife, Hadley, as the young bride tangles with her author husband's newfound fame and his insatiable definitions of manhood. Lush with prominent literary figures from the scene, McLain's version presents dimensions of the experience beyond extravagant drinking and salon discussions, by inspecting sadnesses and disappointments that can accompany life so far from home.
- Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Types of Characters, Love + Relationships + Sex
- February 8, 2013
- February 22, 2011
- Paula McLain