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Great Circle: A novel

Great Circle: A novel (Hardback)

By Shipstead, Maggie

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Spanning Prohibition-era Montana, the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, New Zealand, wartime London, and modern-day Los Angeles, Great Circle tells the unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost After being rescued as infant...s 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 barnstorming pilots passing through town in beat up biplanes--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 bootlegger 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 by flying over the North and South poles. A century later, Hadley Baxter is cast to play Marian in a film that centers on Marian's disappearance in Antarctica. 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 women's 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.
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ISBN 9780525656975
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780525656975
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Imprint Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Shipstead, Maggie
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
Second World War fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 608
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 241mm
Spine: 38mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 907g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Historical fiction, Women, Antarctica, Missing persons, Motion picture actors and actresses
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade