Great circle / Maggie Shipstead.

Author
Shipstead, Maggie [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First edition.
Published/​Created
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2021]
Description
593 pages : map ; 25 cm.

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Subject(s)
Library of Congress genre(s)
Historical fiction [Browse]
Summary note
"After being rescued as infants from a sinking ocean liner in 1914, Marian and Jamie Graves are raised by their dissolute uncle in Missoula, Montana. There --after encountering a pair of pilots passing through town in a beat up Cessna--Marian commences her lifelong love affair with flight. At fifteen, she drops out of school and finds an unexpected and dangerous patron in a wealthy rancher who provides a plane and subsidizes her lessons, an arrangement that will haunt her for the rest of her life, even as it allows her to fulfill her destiny: circumnavigating the globe and piloting her plane over the Arctic Circle. A century later, Hadley Baxter is cast to play Marian in a film that centers on Marian's disappearance over the South Pacific. Vibrant, canny, disgusted with the claustrophobia of Hollywood, Hadley is eager to re-define herself after a romantic film franchise has imprisoned her in the grip of cult celebrity. Her immersion into the character of Marian unfolds, thrillingly, alongside Marian's own story, as the two womens' fates--and their hunger for self-determination in vastly different geographies and times-- collide. Epic and emotional, meticulously researched and gloriously told, Great Circle is a monumental work of art, and a tremendous leap forward for the prodigiously gifted Maggie Shipstead"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes
"This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knoff"--Title page verso.
ISBN
  • 9780525656975 (hardcover)
  • 0525656979 (hardcover)
LCCN
2020021074
OCLC
1154075263
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