A Hero of France Setting

Alan Furst
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Paris

Mathieu and the other members of the Resistance are based in Paris and use the common features of the city -- such as subways, cafés, et cetera -- to conduct their missions in what is essentially plain sight. At the time the novel takes place, in 1941, Paris and the rest of France is Occupied by the Germans, which has the effect that, for Parisians, they are effectively conducting their normal lives with the dark, ominous cloud of German presence hanging over them. Some of the most intrusive elements of the German Occupation include: the rationing of food, an enforced curfew each night, and essentially free reign for any German officer to hassle or arrest a French citizen.

Hôtel Saint-Yves

Located in Paris, Hôtel Saint-Yves is where Mathieu rents a room, long-term, apparently for the entire time he operates in the Resistance. Although Mathieu stores all...

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