A novel of Paris
Thomas Dunne Books
On Sale: February 7, 2017
Hardcover / e-Book
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An enchanting, suspenseful novel of love, art, music, and
family secrets set among the Russian émigré community of
Paris in 1937
The White Russian by Vanora Bennett begins as Evie, a
rebellious young American, leaves New York in search of art
and adventure in Jazz Age Paris, home to her long-estranged
bohemian grandmother. But just as Evie arrives, her
grandmother becomes very ill. Before she dies, she compels
Evie to carry out her final wish: find a man from her past
known only as Zhenya.
The quest leads Evie deep into the heart of the Russian
émigré community of Paris. With the world on the brink of
war, she becomes embroiled in murder plots, conspiracies,
and illicit love affairs as White Russian faces Red Russian,
and nothing is as it seems.
When Evie meets Jean, a liberal Russian refugee connected to
her grandmother’s circle, she thinks she has finally found
the passion and excitement she’s yearned for all her life.
But is she any nearer to discovering the identity of the
mysterious Zhenya or to uncovering the heartbreak of her
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