'This communion with the glorious ghosts of Paris's past seems so real' Paris Voice
Oxygen Books, £6.99 from www.oxygenbooks.co.uk
It is All Soul's Night - Zade is alone in Paris's Pere Lachaise cemetery.
Her world of young love has collapsed and she must decide whether to live or die.
Soon she will meet some of the most famous (and infamous) of the cemetery's inhabitants, like her alone and adrift on this most haunting of nights.
Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Eloise and Abelard, Apollinaire, Proust and Chopin are just some of those buried here who will come alive - their stories interceding with Zade's ... and helping to decide her fate.
Zade is an electrifying and astonishing novel and a delicious hymn to literature, set in one of Paris's most famous places.
For lovers of thrilling writing or books about Paris, it is quite simply unmissable.
Heather Reyes is the co-publisher of Oxygen Books' city-pick travel guide series, which includes city-lit Paris. She is the author of Miranda Road, Talking It Over With Genghis Khan, An Everywhere: a little book about reading and Bookworms, Dog-Ears & Squashy Big Armchairs: A Book Lover's Alphabet. Her short stories have appeared in many literary magazines including Fiction International, Ambit and Mslexia. She lives near London.
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