The Two Hotel Francforts

The Two Hotel Francforts

A Novel

Book - 2013
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A taut and charged historical novel about two couples caught up in a world at war, from the acclaimed author of "The Indian Clerk." It is the summer of 1940, and Lisbon, Portugal, is the only neutral port left in Europe. As Portugal's neutrality, and the world's future, hang in the balance, the hidden threads in the lives of these four characters - Julia's status as a Jew, Pete and Edward's improbable affair, Iris' increasingly desperate efforts to save her tenuous marriage - begin to come loose. This journey will change their lives irrevocably as Europe sinks into war.
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury,, 2013.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781596910423
Characteristics: 257 pages :,map ;,22 cm.

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Uxorious husband is challenged to drag his spoiled wife out of WWII Europe. After a homosexual partner swap with another fleeing couple husband becomes heroic and the rest of the characters drift off the page. Ho hum.

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uncommonreader
Mar 01, 2017

This novel is set in Lisbon in 1940 as Americans are waiting for a ship to take them back to the US. However, the setting seems incidental to the story of the two couples and their backstories. It is a somewhat strange book, but a page-turner.

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SallyLaslie
Feb 13, 2016

Encourage me to read N. Lochery's LISBON.

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empbee
Aug 13, 2014

Kept me reading. A new view of 1940 Lisbon.

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toodogs
Dec 27, 2013

good-different

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