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The flight portfolio, Julie Orringer

Label
The flight portfolio
Title
The flight portfolio
Statement of responsibility
Julie Orringer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The long-awaited new work from the best-selling author of The Invisible Bridge takes us back to occupied Europe in this gripping historical novel based on the true story of Varian Fry's extraordinary attempt to save the work, and the lives, of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust. In 1940, Varian Fry -- a Harvard educated American journalist -- traveled to Marseille carrying three thousand dollars and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to rescue within a few weeks. Instead, he ended up staying in France for thirteen months, working under the veil of a legitimate relief organization to procure false documents, amass emergency funds, and set up an underground railroad that led over the Pyrenees, into Spain, and finally to Lisbon, where the refugees embarked for safer ports. Among his many clients were Hannah Arendt, Franz Werfel, Andre Breton, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, and Marc Chagall. The Flight Portfolio opens at the Chagalls' ancient stone house in Gordes, France, as the novel's hero desperately tries to persuade them of the barbarism and tragedy descending on Europe. Masterfully crafted, exquisitely written, impossible to put down, this is historical fiction of the very first order, and resounding confirmation of Orringer's gifts as a novelist
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orringer, Julie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3615.R59
LC item number
F58 2019
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fry, Varian
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jewish refugees
Label
The flight portfolio, Julie Orringer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0023727226
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
562 pages
Isbn
9780307959409
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2018044985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The flight portfolio, Julie Orringer
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0023727226
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
562 pages
Isbn
9780307959409
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2018044985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

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