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The Two Hotel Francforts

A Novel

By David Leavitt, 1961-

It is the summer of 1940, and Lisbon, Portugal, is the only neutral port left in Europe—a city filled with spies, crowned heads, and refugees of every nationality, tipping back absinthe to while away the time until their escape. Awaiting safe passage to New York on the SS Manhattan, two couples meet: Pete and Julia Winters, expatriate Americans fleeing their sedate life in Paris; and Edward and Iris Freleng, sophisticated, independently wealthy, bohemian, and beset by the social and sexual anxieties of their class. As Portugal’s neutrality, and the world’s future, hang in the balance, the hidden threads in the lives of these four characters—Julia’s status as a Jew, Pete and Edward’s improbable affair, Iris’s increasingly desperate efforts to save her tenuous marriage—begin to come loose.

Gorgeously written, sexually and politically charged, David Leavitt’s long-awaited new novel is an extraordinary work.

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The two Hotel Francforts : a novel

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2013

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9781596910423


Format: Book
Author: Leavitt, David, 1961-
Summary: "It is the summer of 1940, and Lisbon, Portugal, is the only neutral port left in Europe--a city filled with spies, crowned heads, and refugees of every nationality, tipping back absinthe to while away the time until their escape. Awaiting safe passage to New York on the SS Manhattan, two couples meet: Pete and Julia Winters, expatriate Americans fleeing their sedate life in Paris; and Edward and Iris Freleng, sophisticated, independently wealthy, bohemian, and beset by the social and sexual anxieties of their class"--Dust jacket flap.
Title: The two Hotel Francforts : a novel / David Leavitt.
Publisher Date: New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Subject: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction Marital conflict -- Fiction Life change events -- Fiction Portugal -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781596910423 (hbk.) 1596910429 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Leavitt
Oclc: 827256630
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Bib Id: 455153

Format: Book
Author: Leavitt, David, 1961-
Summary: "It is the summer of 1940, and Lisbon, Portugal, is the only neutral port left in Europe--a city filled with spies, crowned heads, and refugees of every nationality, tipping back absinthe to while away the time until their escape. Awaiting safe passage to New York on the SS Manhattan, two couples meet: Pete and Julia Winters, expatriate Americans fleeing their sedate life in Paris; and Edward and Iris Freleng, sophisticated, independently wealthy, bohemian, and beset by the social and sexual anxieties of their class"--Dust jacket flap.
Title: The two Hotel Francforts : a novel / David Leavitt.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Description: 257 pages : map ; 22 cm
Subjects: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Subjects: Marital conflict -- Fiction
Subjects: Life change events -- Fiction
Subjects: Portugal -- Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Other Title: Two Hotel Frankforts
Other Title: 2 Hotel Francforts
Other Title: 2 Hotel Frankforts
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-257).
LCCN: 2013015952
ISBN: 9781596910423 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1596910429 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Leavitt