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Great Circle: A novel

Great Circle: A novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

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 infan...ts 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 fourteen 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 redefine 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 9780593459416
Publisher Diversified Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9780593459416
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Diversified Publishing
Imprint Random House Large Print
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Shipstead, Maggie
Category Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
Second World War fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 960
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 42mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 919g
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