In Paris, two couples form an intimacy that will change their lives forever. As they discover the clubs and cafes of the eleventh arrondissement, the four become inseparable, united by deeply held convictions about dating strategies, tunnelling in P.O.W. films and, crucially, the role of the Styrofoam cup in American thrillers. Experiencing the exhilarating highs of Ecstasy and sex, they reach a peak of rapture – but the come-down is unexpected and devastating.
Dyer fixes a dream of happiness – and its aftermath. Erotic and elegiac, funny and romantic, Paris Trance confirms Dyer as one of Britain’s most original and talented writers.
A Tender is the Night for the Ecstasy Age. -- Tim Pears A beautifully composed rave generation rhapsody . . . dripping with eroticism. -- Sunday Times Sexy, hopelessly romantic and almost sneakily meditative, Dyer's novel invokes the shades of Hemingway and Fitzgerald, but as they might be imagined by Truffaut. * * New Yorker * * A skilfully crafted map of the human heart. * * Independent * *
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