A Hero of France Symbols & Objects

Alan Furst
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Café window

The glass window at the front of Jules' Café Welcome -- the setting where Resistance recruits must come and ask for Mathieu -- becomes the source of an intense power struggle between Jules and a young punk who goes by The Spider. Although Jules does successfully defend his window from being broken, the rage with which he confronts The Spider ends up being one of the first dominoes to fall to hasten the end of the Resistance cell.

American dollars

Even though there are no American characters in the novel, and there is no scene set in America, American dollars are still the currency of choice for Mathieu when it comes to financing the Resistance. In one of the opening scenes of the book, when Mathieu receives $5,000 (American dollars) from Max de Lyon, Mathieu comments: "'A generous gift, monsieur, American dollars get an extraordinary rate...

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