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Great circle

Author: Maggie Shipstead
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2021]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Biographical films
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shipstead, Maggie,
Great circle
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.
(DLC) 2020021075
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie Shipstead
ISBN: 9780525656975 0525656979
OCLC Number: 1154075263
Notes: "This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knoff"--Title page verso.
Description: 593 pages : map ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Maggie Shipstead.

Abstract:

"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"--

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