The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer

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, André 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.

Book Details

  • File Namethe-flight-portfolio-by-julie-orringer.epub
  • Original TitleThe Flight Portfolio
  • Creator
  • Languageen
  • Identifieruuid:91e31dee-3cea-4a88-8930-3d9f9fb3f07b
  • PublisherPenguin Random House LLC
  • Date2019-05-07T00:00:00+00:00
  • File Size4.947 MB

Table of Content

  • 1. Cover
  • 2. Other Titles
  • 3. Title Page
  • 4. Copyright
  • 5. Contents
  • 6. Dedication
  • 7. Epigraph
  • 8. Part One: Despise What Is Not Courage
    • Chapter 1: Gordes
    • Chapter 2: La Dorade
    • Chapter 3: The Splendide
    • Chapter 4: Les Cyprès
    • Chapter 5: Rue Grignan
    • Chapter 6: Montredon
    • Chapter 7: On the Vieux Port
    • Chapter 8: St. Cyprien
    • Chapter 9: Westbound Train
    • Chapter 10: The Open Gate
  • 9. Part Two: Implicatus
    • Chapter 11: Borders and Barriers
    • Chapter 12: La Fémina
    • Chapter 13: Arles
    • Chapter 14: Basso’s
    • Chapter 15: Villa
    • Chapter 16: Revels
    • Chapter 17: Noailles
    • Chapter 18: Sinaïa
    • Chapter 19: Pamiers
    • Chapter 20: Camp du Vernet
  • 10. Part Three: More Bang
    • Chapter 21: Escargot
    • Chapter 22: Bar Splendide
    • Chapter 23: Gide
    • Chapter 24: L.H.O.O.Q.
    • Chapter 25: Breitscheid and Hilferding
    • Chapter 26: An Escape
    • Chapter 27: Ausgang
    • Chapter 28: Exquisite Corpse
    • Chapter 29: Impediments
  • 11. Part Four: Body and Life
    • Chapter 30: Fever
    • Chapter 31: Cargo Loaded
    • Chapter 32: Gone
    • Chapter 33: Reckoning
    • Chapter 34: Departures
    • Chapter 35: In the Garden
    • Chapter 36: Lumine Tuo
    • Chapter 37: Under the Knife
    • Chapter 38: The Coast of France
    • Chapter 39: Refoulé
    • Chapter 40: Morningside Heights
  • 12. Author’s Note
  • 13. Permissions Acknowledgments
  • 14. A Note About the Author

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