The Resource The flight portfolio, Julie Orringer, (large print)

The flight portfolio, Julie Orringer, (large print)

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
Summary
Presents a long-anticipated novel based on the story of Varian Fry's extraordinary effort to save the lives and work of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10775936
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orringer, Julie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3615.R59
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fry, Varian
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jewish refugees
Target audience
adult
Label
The flight portfolio, Julie Orringer, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel" --Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Large Print Edition.
Extent
882 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781984892201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The flight portfolio, Julie Orringer, (large print)
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel" --Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Large Print Edition.
Extent
882 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781984892201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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