Ross Rymer takes a crack at fiction

Ross Rymer is the author of “Paris Twilight.” - submitted photo

There is nothing as intriguing as debut fiction from an author known for his award-winning nonfiction. But with “Paris Twilight” (HMH, $25), Ross Rymer shows just how far his extensive talents stretch as he introduces intrigue.

Readers are introduced to Matilde Anselm, professor of cardiac anesthesiology, who arrives in Paris from New York to be part of a surgery team in the winter of 1990, as manifestations against the First Gulf War are raging in the streets. Even as her concerns mount over the shadowy protocols surrounding the planned heart transplant, and even as she falls in love with the Arab diplomat in charge of those protocols, a surprise inheritance — a mysterious Paris apartment and a trove of love letters from the Spanish Civil War, bequeathed to her by a stranger — sweep her through a hidden Paris and into the labyrinth of her own buried past.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.