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The flight portfolio / Julie Orringer.

Orringer, Julie (author.).

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Rowayton Library F ORR (Text to phone) 33625122824092 Adult Fiction Checked out 11/21/2019

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General Note: "This is a Borzoi book."
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: "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.
Subject: Jewish refugees Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 Refugees Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 France Fiction
Fry, Varian 1907-1967 Fiction
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
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