Andrew Taylor

A meditation on history

Tariq, a teenage Moroccan, and Hannah, an American academic, are both searching for a way of living. But the novel’s obvious themes can dominate the fiction

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a serious novel must be in want of a theme. Paris Echo soon makes it clear that it has several. It’s about the shifting nature of history and the mysterious footprints of the past in the present. It’s also concerned with the myriad and biased interpretations that we place on past events.

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