The Invisible Bridge

By Julie Orringer
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9781400034376, 762pp.)

Publication Date: January 25, 2011

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2012 Reading Group
“The Invisible Bridge will make you forget every other novel you've ever read about World War II. Through the lives of two Hungarian Jewish brothers whose fates span the vibrant student cafes of 1930s Paris to the backbreaking labor camps on the Eastern Front, Orringer creates an entire universe, breathtaking in its breadth and extraordinary in its intimacy.”
-- Elizabeth Sher, Politics & Prose Books and Coffee Shop, Washington, DC


Description

Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, a Hungarian-Jewish architecture student, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he promised to deliver. But when he falls into a complicated relationship with the letter's recipient, he becomes privy to a secret that will alter the course of his—and his family’s—history. From the small Hungarian town of Konyár to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the despair of Carpathian winter to an unimaginable life in labor camps, The Invisible Bridge tells the story of a family shattered and remade in history’s darkest hour.




About the Author
Julie Orringer is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Cornell University, and was a Stegner Fellow in the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University. Her stories have appeared in "The Paris Review," "The Yale Review," "Ploughshares," "The Pushcart Prize" anthology, and "Zoetrope: All-Story," She is thirty years old and lives in San Francisco.

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