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Memoir from Antproof Case
by Mark Helprin


Overview - An old American who lives in Brazil is writing his memoirs. An English teacher at the naval academy, he is married to a woman young enough to be his daughter and has a little son whom he loves. He sits in a mountain garden in Niteroi, overlooking the ocean.  Read more...

 
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Overview
An old American who lives in Brazil is writing his memoirs. An English teacher at the naval academy, he is married to a woman young enough to be his daughter and has a little son whom he loves. He sits in a mountain garden in Niteroi, overlooking the ocean.
As he reminisces and writes, placing the pages carefully in his antproof case, we learn that he was a World War II ace who was shot down twice, an investment banker who met with popes and presidents, and a man who was never not in love. He was the thief of the century, a murderer, and a protector of the innocent. And all his life he waged a valiant, losing, one-man battle against the world's most insidious enslaver: coffee.
Mark Helprin combines adventure, satire, flights of transcendence, and high comedy in this "memoir" of a man whose life reads like the song of the twentieth century.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780156032001
  • ISBN-10: 0156032007
  • Publisher: Harvest Books
  • Publish Date: August 2007
  • Page Count: 514
  • Dimensions: 7.94 x 5.6 x 0.93 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


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