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A Gun Moll With A Knack For Disappearing Flees From Prohibition Era Harlem To Portland S Paragon HotelThe Year Is , And Nobody Alice James Has Just Arrived In Oregon With A Bullet Wound, A Lifetime S Experience Battling The New York Mafia, And Fifty Thousand Dollars In Illicit Cash She Befriends Max, A Black Pullman Porter Who Reminds Her Achingly Of Home And Who Saves Alice By Leading Her To The Paragon Hotel But Her Unlikely Sanctuary Turns Out To Be An All Black Hotel In A Jim Crow City, And Its Lodgers Seem Unduly Terrified Of A White Woman On The PremisesAs She Meets The Churlish Dr Pendleton, The Stately Mavereen, And The Club Chanteuse Blossom Fontaine, She Understands Their Dread The Ku Klux Klan Has Arrived In Portland In Fearful Numbers Burning Crosses, Electing Officials, Infiltrating Newspapers, And Brutalizing Blacks And Only Alice And Her New Paragon Family Are Searching For A Missing Mulatto Child Who Has Mysteriously Vanished Into The Woods To Untangle The Web Of Lies And Misdeeds Around Her, Alice Will Have To Answer For Her Own Past, TooA Richly Imagined Novel Starring Two Indomitable Heroines, The Paragon Hotel At Once Plumbs The Darkest Parts Of America S Past And The Most Redemptive Facets Of Humanity From International Bestselling, Multi Award Nominated Writer Lyndsay Faye, It S A Masterwork Of Historical Suspense ➿ Book Lover Free ➶ Author Jennifer Kaufman – Lavons.co.uk And Nobody Alice James Has Just Arrived In Oregon With A Bullet Wound !!> EPUB ✿ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector ✺ Author Delores Fossen – Lavons.co.uk A Lifetime S Experience Battling The New York Mafia ✰ Kholodovs Last Mistress Epub ✶ Author Kate Hewitt – Lavons.co.uk And Fifty Thousand Dollars In Illicit Cash She Befriends Max ❧ Wicked Sinner (Regency Sinners 7) Téléchargement gratuit ➛ Auteur Carole Mortimer – Lavons.co.uk A Black Pullman Porter Who Reminds Her Achingly Of Home And Who Saves Alice By Leading Her To The Paragon Hotel But Her Unlikely Sanctuary Turns Out To Be An All Black Hotel In A Jim Crow City [Epub] ↠ If the Stiletto Fits... 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Superbly written historical novel exploring racism, violence, and extremist groups in America in the 1920 s While this novel takes place in the past, its subject matter resonates in the current moment.Alice James has a knack for blending in She can become part of the background, enabling her to go unnoticed and listen in on very important conversations She also can stand out, if need be She can be anyone or no one Her nickname, Nobody, suits her perfectly In the early 1900 s in Harlem, she uses her unique abilities to become an asset for the Mafia Portland, Oregon 1922 The Paragon Hotel an all black hotel in a state being infiltrated by the KKK Racial tensions are high, especially since it was not legal for black people to reside in Oregon during this time period A white traveler with a bullet wound is brought in to recover A little boy goes missing Tension builds, the KKK makes their presence known in a brutal and tragic way I absolutely loved The Paragon Hotel It s well written and the characters are multidimensional I found Nobody and Blossom s characters to be especially fascinating Nobody is a dynamic narrator her voice is strong and drew me in I was interested in both her past and present and was dying to know her deep dark secrets The hotel also plays a dominant role the different rooms not only embody the different characters and personas, but also they hide the secrets of the guests, keep them somewhat safe, but also can expose them to harmIts dozens of windows with its hundreds of guests, all of them hiding something All of them fighting for something All of them frightened of somethingWhile The Paragon Hotel is primarily about inequality and power struggles, the novel is also about friendships that defy color lines and gender norms This is a thought provoking read about racism, gender norms, and power dynamics While it should highlight how far America has come, in the current moment it serves as a reminder of how America s progress has devolved It s clear Faye did her research I learned a lot from reading this, as I had no idea about Oregon s murky past I loved the message of The Paragon Hotel and the ending There are some horrifying moments, but also some beautiful onesIt s not a book This was never a book This is a love letterI received an ARC of this book from Edelweiss and G.P Putnam s Sons in exchange for an honest review. The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye is a 2019 G.P Putnam s Sons publication Immersive, multi layered historical thriller It s 1921 and Alice James leaves Harlem, running from a drug and alcohol deal that left her seriously wounded She s on a cross country train and fading fast, when Max, a kindly black Pullman Porter, rescues her, taking her to the Paragon Hotel in Portland, which probably saved her life Alice awakens to find herself ensconced in an all black hotel, where the staff and other guests are skittish about harboring a white woman while she recovers her health As Alice Nobody James settles into the hotel, she comes up with a cover story to explain her presence to local authorities, and begins to get to know Max, her doctor Dr Pendleton, and the other residents of the hotel, which includes Mavereen, and Blossom Fontaine, an alluring songstress, and an adorable Mullato boy named Davy Lee But, as time passes, the KKK becomes an increasing dark presence, and Alice begins to understand why the residents live in fear When Davy goes missing, Alice rises to the occasion, putting herself on the line to help find him Meanwhile, we learn about Alice s shady past a little at a time, in alternate chapters, as she discovers secrets of the Paragon Hotel I had a feeling I was going to love this book On one hand, it is a pure crime drama, with plenty of grit, but on the other hand, it is a stylish, atmospheric story, richly layered, poignant, occasionally humorous, and deeply absorbing Alice s family was hardly nurturing, and her escape from Harlem is not one I mourned Yet, her special ability to go unnoticed serves her well as she peels back layers of secrets and outsmarts crooked cops, all while trying to keeping her past hidden In the process, Alice finds a new home, a new family, a place she belongs, and a new purpose This is such a well written story, very engrossing, and smart There was so much to contemplate and think about This story will stay with me for a long time to come This is another outstanding novel by Lyndsay Faye Her ability to weave a great story, with unforgettable characters, and create a pitch perfect atmosphere is nothing short of stunning 5 stars Find all of my reviews at know what comment I hear a lot from strangers You should use.gifs in your reviews They are awesome and definitely show what an intelligent person you are Okay, y all know that s totally untrue, but I m still pretty much going to only use.gifs to explain this book because I m wording even less well than usual today.I had never even heard of The Paragon Hotel until my friend SUSAN used the GR recommend feature to tell me about it and because SUSAN never bookpushes like EVER despite us having very similar tastes, I decided I should listen to her and immediately put myself on the library wait list.Okay, let s get on with the.giffery Our story here is about Alice a k a Nobody and takes place in 1921 Born and bred in Harlem to a literal whore mother, Alice was quite the Due to some unfortunate circumstances Alice finds herself on a train bound for a destination as far as she can possibly get from Harlem Much like Blanche DuBois, Alice must rely on the kindness of a stranger and ends up at the Paragon HotelThe Paragon opened in nineteen oh six, and is full to bursting of decent citizens and lunatic nomadsLike my new girlfriend And also happens to dabble a bit in Unfortunately for the all black residents, their fine city has not yet embraced the moniker In fact, it s quite the opposite where it is actually on the books as illegal for any person of color to reside in their fair city at all, leading to a rise in Oh, and there s also a missing kid, but seriously with all that other stuff going on who the eff even cares about him, right If you re an idiot like me and tell yourself things like but I don t really liiiiiiike historical fiction first let me tell you that your brain is probably lying because A LOT of stuff falls into that category , this one might be the exception Same goes for those of you who aren t fans of dialogue driven story progression If the dialogue is as sharply written as it is here, you won t be able to imagine it any other way.All the Stars.