The Resource The paragon hotel, Lyndsay Faye

The paragon hotel, Lyndsay Faye

Label
The paragon hotel
Title
The paragon hotel
Statement of responsibility
Lyndsay Faye
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The year is 1921, and 'Nobody' Alice James is on a cross-country train, carrying a bullet wound and fleeing for her life following an illicit drug and liquor deal gone horribly wrong. Desperate to get as far away as possible from New York City and those who want her dead, she has her sights set on Oregon: a distant frontier that seems the end of the line. She befriends Max, a black Pullman porter who reminds her achingly of Harlem, who leads Alice to the Paragon Hotel upon arrival in Portland. Her unlikely sanctuary turns out to be the only all-Black hotel in the city, and its lodgers seem unduly terrified of a white woman on the premises. But as she meets the churlish Dr. Pendleton, the stately Mavereen, and the unforgettable club chanteuse Blossom Fontaine, she begins to understand the reason for their dread. The Ku Klux Klan has arrived in Portland in fearful numbers, burning crosses, inciting violence, electing officials and brutalising Blacks. And only Alice, along with her new 'family' of Paragon residents, are willing to search for a missing mulatto child who has mysteriously vanished into the Oregon woods. Why was 'Nobody' Alice James forced to escape Harlem? Why do the Paragon's denizens live in fear, and what other sins are they hiding? Where did the orphaned child who went missing from the hotel, Davy Lee, come from in the first place? And, perhaps most important, why does Blossom Fontaine seem to be at the very centre of this tangled web?
Summary
Fleeing to 1921 Oregon, Alice takes refuge in the city's only black hotel and helps new friends search for a missing child, hide from KKK violence and navigate painful secrets
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
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10748807
Cataloging source
DLC
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Faye, Lyndsay
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • Missing children
  • Race relations
  • Nineteen twenties
  • Organized crime
  • Hotels and motels
  • Portland (Or.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The paragon hotel, Lyndsay Faye
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000064527353
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
649 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432862015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
The paragon hotel, Lyndsay Faye
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000064527353
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
649 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432862015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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