The Flight Portfolio



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 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, Andr 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. Read The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer – mauritiusholidayvillas.co.ukThe Flight Portfolio

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  • Hardcover
  • 576 pages
  • The Flight Portfolio
  • Julie Orringer
  • English
  • 07 September 2018
  • 0307959406

10 thoughts on “The Flight Portfolio

  1. says:

    Throughout 1940 American and Harvard grad, Varian Fry, smuggled out of Marseille primarily Jewish avant garde artists Flight Portfolio is a fictionalized account of Fry s work with the Emergency Rescue Committee to save some of the most brilliant minds of Europe from the Nazis Marc Chagall, Andre Breton, Max Ernst, Franz Werfel, Marcel DuChamp, and Hannah Arendt were among those who received aid This historical novel is not just an exciting narrative of heroism and valor rooted in reality, al Throughout 1940 American and Harvard grad, Varian Fry, smuggled out of Marseille primarily Jewish avant garde artists Flight Portfolio is a fictionalized account of Fry s work with the Emergency Rescue Committee to save some of the most brilliant minds of Europe from the Nazis Marc Chagall, Andre Breton, Max Ernst, Franz Werfel, Marcel DuChamp, and Hannah Arendt were among those who received aid This historical novel is not just an exciting narrative of heroism and valor rooted in reality, although it is that It also presents questions about the value of life and how to live In other words, does the ability to wield a paintbrush or pen make that lifevaluable than that of another without talent And, what is required to live one s life with authenticity rather than to live a lie In addition to these potent questions there is a love story and it is a love story rather th...

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    To be in Marseille, not Paris, still carried a certain novelty, a whiff of the unknown If Paris reeked of sex, opera, art, and decadent poverty, Marseille reeked of underground crime, opportunism, trafficked cocaine, rowdy tavern song Paris was a woman, a fallen woman in the arms of her Nazi captors but Marseille was a man, a schemer in a secondhand coat, ready to sell his soul or whatever else came quickly to hand It doesn t take long to fall in love with Varian Fry who was an American To be in Marseille, not Paris, still carried a certain novelty, a whiff of the unknown If Paris reeked of sex, opera, art, and decadent poverty, Marseille reeked of underground crime, opportunism, trafficked cocaine, rowdy tavern song Paris was a woman, a fallen woman in the arms of her Nazi captors but Marseille was a man, a schemer in a secondhand coat, ready to sell his soul or whatever else came quickly to hand It doesn t take long to fall in love with Varian Fry who was an American journalist He ran a rescue network in France helping Jewish refugees and anti Nazi s escape Nazi Germany and the HolocaustHe helped between 2,000 and 4,000 people.Julie Orringer who wrote The Invisible Bridge one of my favorite bookshas written a gripping historical fiction again I ve been waiting anxiously and excitedly for years for Julie s second novel Oh it s FABULOUS She educates her readers while totally transporting us back to a time in history in the most in...

  3. says:

    Why I love itby Brianna GoodmanBefore I tell you why I loved this book, let me tell you why I thought I wouldn t 1 It s over 500 pages, which often makes me wish a book had beenharshly edited 2 It s about World War II, and, having readWorld War II novels than I can count, I ve grown tired of tropes that often repeat in these stories 3 I picked it up during a massive reading slump that left me no choice but to binge watch Game of Thrones So when I tell you this book reignited Why I love itby Brianna GoodmanBefore I tell you why I loved this book, let me tell you why I thought I wouldn t 1 It s over 500 pages, which often makes me wish a book had beenharshly edited 2 It s about World War II, and, having readWorld War II novels than I can count, I ve grown tired of tropes that often repeat in these s...

  4. says:

    The Flight Portfolio refers to a collection of art that Varian Fry hopes will help the cause of Jewish artists trapped in early 1940s Europe But most of his attention is not on the art, but on helping the artists escape Nazi capture This is an ambitious novel that walks the tightrope of telling a historical figure s documented story while also creating his fictional love life.Mostly, Orringer succeeds brilliantly The downside is that the momentum builds very slowly The pace sometimes frustra The Flight Portfolio refers to a collection of art that Varian Fry hopes will help the cause of Jewish artists trapped in early 1940s Europe But most of his attention is not on the art, but on helping the artists escape Nazi capture This is an ambitious novel that walks the tightrope of telling a historical figure s documented story while also creating his fictional love life.Mostly, Orringer succeeds brilliantly The downsid...

  5. says:

    I did not want this book to end.Don t Google Varian Fry before reading The Flight Portfolio Let the novel surprise you.Varian arrives in Vichy France in 1940, with 3000, a visa for a few weeks, and a list of Jewish artists he was to attempt to rescue Fry is a Harvard graduate and a journalist of sorts He s married to a woman who is a power at the powerful Atlantic magazine, and who is behind much of the the funding for this rescue effort Arriving in Marseilles, he gathers a group of peopl I did not want this book to end.Don t Google Varian Fry before reading The Flight Portfolio Let the novel surprise ...

  6. says:

    I received a free publisher s advance review copy.I have always been interested in learningabout Varian Fry and his impressive efforts to get so many artists out of the reach of the Nazis and their minions Of course I knew that this book is fiction, but I had the preconception that the fiction characterization would be necessary to assign thoughts and feelings to Fry that couldn t be verified through historical records It turns out there is a lotfiction than that in this book.Orrin I received a free publisher s advance review copy.I have always been interested in learningabout Varian Fry a...

  7. says:

    It s a tricky thing to write about a real life historical figure Orringer succeeds admirably in telling the story of Varian Fry, who helped as many as 2,000 people escape from occupied France during the early days of WWII He was expelled from France in 1941 The beneficiaries of his efforts include artists and writers such as Marc Chagall and Hannah Arendt His actions, heroic though they were, raise the question of whether one life is worth savingthan another Some of the characters a It s a tricky thing to ...

  8. says:

    I came across this book at the same time I was reading Mary Gabriel s newest, Ninth Street Women Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art, an impressive combination of 20th century history and the Manhattan art scene The influx of Jewish artists fleeing Hitler, many arriving in New York, created a Petrie dish of creativity that developed into the American Abstractionists and the New York School Flight Portfolio seemed like a perfect companion book, and I was beyond frustrated to I came across this book at the same time I was reading Mary Gabriel s newest, Ninth Street Women Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art, an impressive combination of 20th century history and the Manhattan art scene The influx of Jewish artists fleeing Hitler, many arriving in New York, created a Petrie dish of creativity that developed into the American Abstractionists and the New York School Flight Portfolio seemed like a perfect companion book, and I was beyond frustrated to discover that the first quarter of the book is given over to Fry s gay love affair Later I appreciated the level of complexity th...

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  10. says:

    I loved Orringer s Invisible Bridge, but was not as impressed with The Flight Portfolio I was aware of Varian Fry and his work in Marseille for the Emergency Rescue Committee to get as many artists and thinkers out of France during WWII I would have preferredtime spent on the details of those efforts, than his homosexual relationship with a fictional character The focus on Fr...

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