The Maze — A Thomas Pichon Novel
by A.J.B. Johnston • 264 pages
IN THIS SECOND BOOK IN HIS SERIES, Johnston imagines the further life of Thomas Pichon—18th-century spy and writer.
Like the streets of his Paris home, Pichon’s life is full of twists and turns. Despite winning his wife’s forgiveness for an extramarital affair, Thomas and his lover, Hélène, are caught a second time, and decide that it’s time for new beginnings—in London.
As a writer, Thomas tries to make literary sense of the chaos of the life and language of a city teeming with excitement and danger. Hélène finds her own way out of the maze.