The Woman in the Fifth

The Woman in the Fifth

Paperback - 2011
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Harry Ricks is a man who has lost everything. A romantic mistake at the small American college where he used to teach has cost him his job, his marriage and his relationship with his only child. And when the ensuing scandal threatens to completely destroy him, he votes with his feet and flees to Paris. Just when Harry begins to think that he has hit bottom, romance enters his life. Her name is Margit - an elegant, cultivated Hungarian emigre, long resident in Paris - widowed and, like Harry, alone.
Publisher: London : Arrow Books, 2011
ISBN: 9780099564874
Branch Call Number: FIC KEN
Characteristics: 437 p. ; 18 cm


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lilylib Oct 23, 2013

It was a very strange reading for me. I really loved his The Pursuit of Happiness, so I guess I expected something of a similar quality. Not only the pace of the story didn't pick up until way past the middle of it, it also had this weird fantasy twist, which was a total absurd (at least, for my taste). And all this nonsense has ended very weakly. Maybe, it's just not my book...

BakerStreetIrregular May 04, 2012

I struggled getting into this book but was determined to persevere and finish it. Unfortunately I gave up half-way through. The story-line just never picked up and reading about the main character's life was plain depressing. Not even the setting of Paris could make this book interesting.

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