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Luminous Airplanes

Luminous Airplanes

(2011)
A novel by

 
A decade after the publication of Haussmann, or the Distinction, his acclaimed novel about nineteenth-century Paris, Paul La Farge turns his imagination to America at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

In September 2000, a young programmer comes home from a festival in the Nevada desert and learns that his grandfather has died, and that he has to return to Thebes, a town which is so isolated that its inhabitants have their own language, in order to clean out the house where his family lived for five generations. While he's there, he runs into Yesim, a Turkish American woman whom he loved as a child, and begins a romance in which past and present are dangerously confused. At the same time, he remembers San Francisco in the wild years of the Internet boom, and mourns the loss of Swan, a madman who may have been the only person to understand what was happening to the city, and to the world.

Luminous Airplanes has a singular form: the novel, complete in itself, is accompanied by an online 'immersive text,' which continues the story and complements it. Nearly ten years in the making, La Farge's ambitious new work considers large worlds and small ones, love, memory, family, flying machines, dance music, and the end of the world.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: Luminous Airplanes (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewer's Choice)
Author(s): Paul La Farge
ISBN: 1-4104-4623-9 / 978-1-4104-4623-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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September 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: Luminous Airplanes: A Novel
Author(s): Paul La Farge
ISBN: 0-374-19431-9 / 978-0-374-19431-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Luminous Airplanes: A Novel
Author(s): Paul La Farge
ISBN: 1-250-01382-8 / 978-1-250-01382-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Luminous Airplanes
Author(s): Paul La Farge
ISBN: 0-00-745954-8 / 978-0-00-745954-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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January 1950 : UK Paperback
Title: Luminous Airplanes
Author(s): Paul La Farge
ISBN: 0-00-745956-4 / 978-0-00-745956-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

December 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: Luminous Airplanes
Author(s): Paul La Farge
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

December 2011 : UK Audio edition
Title: Luminous Airplanes
Author(s): Paul La Farge
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: Luminous Airplanes
Author(s): Paul La Varge
ISBN: 1-61174-666-3 / 978-1-61174-666-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Luminous Airplanes
Author(s): Paul La Farge
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Luminous Airplanes: A Novel
Author(s): Paul La Farge
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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