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The Last Flight of Poxl West

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Poxl West fled the Nazis' onslaught in Czechoslovakia. He escaped their clutches again in Holland. He pulled Londoners from the Bl... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Poxl West fled the Nazis' onslaught in Czechoslovakia. He escaped their clutches again in Holland. He pulled Londoners from the Blitz's rubble. He wooed intoxicating, unconventional beauties. He rained fire on Germany from his RAF bomber.

Poxl West is the epitome of manhood and something of an idol to his teenage nephew, Eli Goldstein, who reveres him as a brave, singular, Jewish war hero. Poxl fills Eli's head with electric accounts of his derring-do, adventures and romances, as he collects the best episodes from his storied life into a memoir.

He publishes that memoir, Skylock, to great acclaim, and its success takes him on the road, and out of Eli's life. With his uncle gone, Eli throws himself into reading his opus and becomes fixated on all things Poxl.

But as he delves deeper into Poxl's history, Eli begins to see that the life of the fearless superman he's adored has been much darker than he let on, and filled with unimaginable loss from which he may have not recovered. As the truth about Poxl emerges, it forces Eli to face irreconcilable facts about the war he's romanticized and the vision of the man he's held so dear.

Daniel Torday's debut novel, The Last Flight of Poxl West, beautifully weaves together the two unforgettable voices of Eli Goldstein and Poxl West, exploring what it really means to be a hero, and to be a family, in the long shadow of war.



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Daniel Torday

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Last Flight of Poxl West
Untertitel: A Novel
Autor:
EAN: 9781466871816
ISBN: 978-1-4668-7181-6
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: St. Martin's Press
Genre: Erzählende Literatur
Anzahl Seiten: 304
Veröffentlichung: 17.03.2015
Jahr: 2015
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 0.8 MB