Franklin

The flight portfolio / Julie Orringer.

Author/Creator:
Orringer, Julie, author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019. , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
562 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects:
World War, 1939-1945 -- France -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees -- Fiction.
Jewish refugees -- Fiction.
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Literary.
Jewish refugees.
Refugees.
Fry, Varian, 1907-1967 -- Fiction.
Fry, Varian, 1907-1967.
World War (1939-1945)
France.
Form/Genre:
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Fiction.
Summary:
"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."--Provided by publisher.
Notes:
"This is a Borzoi book."
Includes bibliographical references.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Green fund bookplate.
Other format:
Online version: Orringer, Julie, author. Flight portfolio
ISBN:
9780307959409
0307959406
OCLC:
1049822476
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