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The Last Flight of Poxl West: A Novel - Daniel Torday
The Last Flight of Poxl West: A Novel
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A stunning 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 story-telling.All his life, Elijah Goldstein has idolized his charismatic Uncle Poxl. Intensely magnetic, cultured and... show more
A stunning 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 story-telling.All 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
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781250051684 (1250051681)
ASIN: 1250051681
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Beamis12
Beamis12 rated it
4.0 The last flight of Poxl West
A Jewish teenager, Elijah, reveres the older man who is his Uncle Poxl. This man has time for him, takes him to museums, discusses art and literature with him and tells him stories of his life during the war. This is the bare bones of the story but this is a story within a story and telling more wou...
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Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite rated it
3.5 The Last Flight of Poxl West, by Daniel Torday
At a reading of his bestselling memory, Poxl West is asked if his memoir has anything new to say about the Jewish experience of World War II by a dandruffy graduate student. The question flusters the old man and infuriates his nephew (our narrator). I wanted to interject myself and say that everyone...
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