Summer Reading of The 6:41 To Paris

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on June 5, 2015

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At 7pm on Tuesday, July 7th, Writer’s Block Bookstore (124 Welbourne Ave, Winter Park) will be hosting Jean-Philippe Blondel, Author of The 6:41 To Paris, for another summer reading.

Cecile, a stylish 47-year-old, has spent the weekend visiting her parents in a provincial town southeast of Paris. By early Monday morning, she’s exhausted. These trips back home are always stressful and she settles into a train compartment with an empty seat beside her. But it’s soon occupied by a man she instantly recognizes: Philippe Leduc, with whom she had a passionate affair that ended in her brutal humiliation 30 years ago. In the fraught hour and a half that ensues, their express train hurtles towards the French capital. Cécile and Philippe undertake their own face to face journey—In silence? What could they possibly say to one another?—with the reader gaining entrée to the most private of thoughts. This is a psychological thriller about past romance, with all its pain and promise.

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