Four Freedoms: A Novel

Paperback | May 18, 2010

byJohn Crowley

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"So rich and so evocative and so authentic." —Tom Brokaw, author of The Greatest Generation

"John Crowley is a virtuoso of metaphor, a peerless recreator of living moments, of small daily sublimities.” —New York Times Book Review

 From the critically acclaimed author of Lord Byron’s Novel and The Translator comes a novel set in World War II America that follows the stories of a group of aircraft factory workers—in particular, the enigmatic figure of draftsman Prosper Olander. Named one of the Best Books of 2009 by the Washington Post, Four Freedoms is a beautifully crafted story of liberation and redemption from an author who has been compared to Robertson Davies, Thomas Mann, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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"So rich and so evocative and so authentic." —Tom Brokaw, author of The Greatest Generation "John Crowley is a virtuoso of metaphor, a peerless recreator of living moments, of small daily sublimities.” —New York Times Book Review From the critically acclaimed author of Lord Byron’s Novel and The Translator comes a novel set in World Wa...

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In the early years of the 1940s, as the nation's young men ship off to combat, a city springs up, seemingly overnight in the fields of Oklahoma: the Van Damme airplane factory, a gargantuan complex dedicated to the construction of the necessary machinery of warfare. Laborers—mostly women—flock to this place, enticed by the opportunity ...

John Crowley lives in the hills of northern Massachusetts with his wife and twin daughters. He is the author of ten previous novels as well as the short fiction collection,Novelties & Souvenirs.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:May 18, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061231517

ISBN - 13:9780061231513

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Four Freedoms is so rich and so evocative and so authentic.”