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The Flight Portfolio

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
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 $3,000 and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to rescue within a few weeks. Instead, he ended up staying in France for 13 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 pause, this is historical fiction of the very first order, and resounding confirmation of Orringer's gifts as a novelist.

Genre: Historical

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Used availability for Julie Orringer's The Flight Portfolio

Hardback Editions

May 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Flight Portfolio: A novel
Author(s): Julie Orringer
ISBN: 0-307-95940-6 / 978-0-307-95940-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

May 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Flight Portfolio (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Julie Orringer
ISBN: 1-984892-20-7 / 978-1-984892-20-1
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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Audio Editions

May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Flight Portfolio
Author(s): Julie Orringer
Publisher: Recorded Books
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May 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Flight Portfolio
Author(s): Julie Orringer
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Flight Portfolio: A novel
Author(s): Julie Orringer
Publisher: Knopf
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