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The last flight of Poxl West

Daniel Torday

The last flight of Poxl West

by Daniel Torday

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Veterans,
  • Loss (Psychology),
  • Families,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDaniel Torday
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3620.O58747 L37 2015
    The Physical Object
    Pagination291 pages
    Number of Pages291
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27176296M
    ISBN 101250051681
    ISBN 109781250051684
    LC Control Number2014036360
    OCLC/WorldCa876349622

    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. (from publisher) About the Author. Daniel Torday is the Director of Creative Writing at Bryn Mawr College. 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.

      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. The Last Flight of Poxl West Book Description: 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.

      —Mary Gaitskill, author of Veronica, a National Book Award Finalist “The Last Flight of Poxl West is a love story, a war story, a family saga, an intimate view of vast Twentieth Century events, a treatise on the telling of stories, and a damned good read as well. Torday's language is precise and it is grand; and he uses it to describe.   The Last Flight of Poxl West (Book): Torday, Daniel: Baker & TaylorAll his life, Elijah Goldstein has idolized his charismatic Uncle Poxl. Intensely magnetic, cultured and brilliant, Poxl takes Elijah under his wing, introducing him to opera and art and literature. But when Poxl publishes a memoir of how he was forced to leave his home north of Prague at the start of WWII and then avenged.


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Torday's language is precise and it is grand; and he uses it to describe scenes you will swear he was witness to himself.4/5(). Daniel Torday is a two-time National Jewish Book Book Award recipient and winner of the Sami Rohr Choice Award for THE LAST FLIGHT OF POXL WEST.

Torday's work has appeared in Conjunctions, The New York Times, Paris Review Daily, Tin House, and on NPR, and has been honored in both the Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays series/5.

—Mary Gaitskill, author of Veronica, a National Book Award Finalist “The Last Flight of Poxl West is a love story, a war story, a family saga, an intimate view of vast Twentieth Century events, a treatise on the telling of stories, and a damned good read as well.

Torday's language is precise and it is grand; and he uses it to describe Brand: St. Martin''s Publishing Group. An Amazon Best Book of the Month for The last flight of Poxl West book The Last Flight of Poxl West is a memoir within a memoir within a novel.

In other words, it tells the fictional story of a late 20th century teenage boy, Elijah Goldstein, who recounts the story of his uncle, Poxl West, who wrote a memoir about his years as an RAF pilot during WWII.4/5(). But if “The Last Flight of Poxl West,” like “Skylock,” is not a perfect book, it is still an utterly accomplished novel that fulfills many of its mission objectives.

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Eli Goldstein's relationship with Poxl West is strange and moving, and the book's final pages present a deep and revealing pathos.4/5(87). 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.A Macmillan Audio production.

--Mary Gaitskill, author of "Veronica," a National Book Award Finalist ""The Last Flight of Poxl West" is a love story, a war story, a family saga, an intimate view of vast Twentieth Century events, a treatise on the telling of stories, and a damned good read as well.4/5(87).

Daniel Torday is the author of the novel The Last Flight of Poxl West, a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice, and an International Dublin Literary Award 's work has appeared in The New York Times, NPR, The Paris Review Daily and Tin House, and has been honored in both the Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays series.

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Torday's language is precise and it is grand; and he uses it to describe scenes you will swear he was witness to. The Last Flight of Poxl West takes place in and is narrated by a year-old whose surrogate uncle is publishing a memoir about his experiences in World War II.

Debut novelist Daniel Torday puts a fresh spin on World War II in The Last Flight of Poxl West, a page-turning literary tale about truth, lies and forgiveness. Eli Goldstein idolizes his uncle Poxl, a Czech Jew who served in Britain's Royal Air Force.

The novel alternates between the adult Eli's voice and the pages of Poxl's memoir as the two coming-of-age stories converge.

We asked. Ma • In Daniel Torday's The Last Flight of Poxl West, a Jewish refugee tells his heroic World War II story in a best-selling — and partly fabricated — memoir.

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For a while, The Last Flight of Poxl West seems to cast doubt on the conventional image of World War Two by focusing on Poxl’s qualms about the German civilians who were killed and grotesquely injured by his bombing sorties.

Then the novel seems to say that his yearning for his lost love is more important than either his wartime heroics or. Torday introduces readers to Poxl West, whose bestselling s memoir Skylock is the book within this riveting debut novel.

Eighteen-year-old Poxl fled his native Czechoslovakia for Rotterda. Review. An Amazon Best Book of the Month for March The Last Flight of Poxl West is a memoir within a memoir within a novel. In other words, it tells the fictional story of a late 20th century teenage boy, Elijah Goldstein, who recounts the story of his uncle, Poxl West, who wrote a memoir about his years as an RAF pilot during WWII/5().Sinopsis de The Last Flight Of Poxl West: A “NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW “EDITORS’ CHOICE NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE “PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER ” A stunning debut novel from award-winning author Daniel Torday, in which a young man recounts his idolization of his Uncle Poxl, a Jewish, former RAF pilot, exploring memory, fame, and West fled the Nazis .His novella "The Sensualist" won the National Jewish Book Award for debut fiction.

Torday's first novel, The Last Flight of Poxl West, was published in hardcover by St. Martin's Press in The book was the winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, and was awarded the Sami Rohr Choice Prize in Alma mater: Syracuse University.