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, Andr 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.
Julie Orringer is an American author born in Miami, Florida Her first book, How to Breathe Underwater, was published in September 2003 by Knopf Publishing Group She is a graduate of Cornell University and the Iowa Writers Workshop and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University Her stories have appeared in The Paris Review, McSweeney s, Ploughshares, Zoetrope All Story, The Pushcart Prize Ant
- 576 pages
- The Flight Portfolio
- Julie Orringer
- 02 May 2018 Julie Orringer