Rendezvous at the St. Paul Metro
Rendez-vous au Métro Saint Paul is Cyrille Fleischman’s first collection in a trilogy of short tales centered in the Jewish section of Paris where Saint Paul is the central métro station. It evokes a world reminiscent of I.B. Singer, Sholom Aleichem, and Marc Chagall, yet entirely original. The stories—comical, touching, unpredictable, marvelously imaginative and curiously universal—involve people living in the Marais district of Paris in the 1950s. They seem but one step removed from the eastern European shtetl which in some sense they have brought with them or perpetuated in the Marais, which was then the Jewish quarter of the capital. French nationals, they speak French, although the language that gives them comfort and identity is Yiddish.
Cyrille Fleischman : Cyrille Fleischman is a lawyer who lives in Paris, and knew the world of his tales intimately as a child.