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The Flight Portfolio: A novel (Random House Large Print)

The Flight Portfolio: A novel (Random House Large Print)

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Author: Orringer, Julie

Brand: Random House Large Print

Color: Multicolor

Edition: Large type / Large print

Format: Large Print

Number Of Pages: 896

Release Date: 07-05-2019

Details: Product Description “Bighearted, gorgeous, historical, suspenseful, everything you want a novel to be” (—Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Less), a new book inspired by the World War II story you've never heard—the real-life quest of an unlikely hero to save the lives and work of Europe’s great minds from the impending Holocaust   In 1940, Varian Fry traveled to Marseille carrying three thousand dollars and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to help escape within a few weeks. Instead, he stayed more than a year, working to procure false documents, amass emergency funds, and arrange journeys across Spain and Portugal, where the refugees would embark for safer ports. His many clients included Hannah Arendt, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, and Marc Chagall, and the race against time to save them is a tale of forbidden love, high-stakes adventure, and unimaginable courage.   “Masterfully crafted and impossible to put down, The Flight Portfolio offers a testament to the enduring power of art, and love, in any form.” — Entertainment Weekly Review One of The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly and The Observer's most anticipated books of 2019 “Sympathetic and prodigiously ambitious…scrupulous... Her landscapes regularly rise to a Keatsian sensuousness.  Her Marseille breathes as a city breathes...a thriller.”   —New York Times Book Review, cover reviewGorgeous…lush…meticulously researched…classic storytelling through a transgressive lens…The Flight Portfolio offers a testament to the enduring power of art, and love, in any form.”  —Entertainment Weekly"Remarkable... [A] passionate and thoroughgoing tribute... Orringer's novel brings to light a truly inspiring episode in history." —The Wall Street Journal“The novel seeks a kind of redress: restoring, to history’s vast panorama, a granular sense of how life on the borderlines of fascism feels…. Orringer’s true subject, the moral peril of being alive, is a grandly timeless — and timely — one.” —T Magazine"Magnificent... Gorgeous... Important... a deeply researched, almost unbearably tense, bruised-knuckle hybrid. Part real history and part love story, it’s also a deeply moral work, asking tough question about what matters most to us personally — and to the world." —Boston Globe"A story of lasting urgency — genuinely momentous... Orringer's genius is in bringing characters off the page, and she snares her readers into the conundrum of who is to make life-and-death decisions about people who are knowable, then known... A novel as suspense-driven as "The Flight Portfolio" might fly like a stealth bomber. The wonder of Orringer's is that it is hardly leisurely or prolix but nevertheless rich with telling details — not plush but deep. We're told every move of a chess game in a war zone. Orringer lavishes on the reader the sights, sounds, smells and weather of her locales, her characters' clothes (most particularly as they are serially removed at a surrealist party) and, most remarkably, their innermost thoughts and feelings, all without instructing you about them. The immersive reader is richly rewarded." —The Bay Area Reporter "Magnificent... As in 2010's superb The Invisible Bridge, Orringer seamlessly combines compelling inventions with complex fact... Brilliantly conceived, impeccably crafted, and showcasing Orringer’s extraordinary gifts, this is destined to become a classic." —Publishers Weekly [starred review] "An elegant, meditative novelistic reconstruction of critical years in the life of Varian Fry... The central point of intrigue, providing a fine plot twist, is also expertly handled, evidence of an accomplished storyteller at work. Altogether satisfying. Mix Alan Furst and André Aciman, and you’ll have a feel for the territory in which this well-plotted book falls." —Kirkus Reviews [starred review] "Gripping….Orringer is a beautiful prose stylist who captures depth of meaning about complex human issues,

EAN: 9781984892201

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

Item Condition: UsedLikeNew