Julie Orringer - The Flight Portfolio — in conversation with Katharine Noel

Upcoming Event
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Orringer made a memorable literary debut with the remarkable stories in her award-winning collection, How to Breathe Underwater. Then her first novel, The Invisible Bridge, made her a star. Praised for its breadth of imagination and masterful presentation of history, the book was a bestseller and remains a favorite. In her eagerly-awaited follow-up, Orringer returns to occupied Europe, this time with a powerful and compelling narrative based on Varian Fry. An American journalist who went to France in 1940 hoping to spirit out Jewish artists and thinkers, Fry stayed for over a year, and Orringer deftly narrates his dedication to his mission, the growing threats to the Jews he befriended, and brings us closer to the real people behind well-known names like Hannah Arendt, Franz Werfel, André Breton, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, and Marc Chagall.

Orringer will be in conversation with Katharine Noel, author of Meantime and Halfway House.

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Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
The Flight Portfolio: A novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780307959409
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Published: Knopf - May 7th, 2019