Julie Orringer - Author

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Julie Orringer was born in Florida in 1973. She received the Paris Review's Discovery Prize, and her collection of stories How to Breathe Underwater was a New York Times Notable Book.

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When She Is Old and I Am Famous

When She Is Old and I Am Famous

Author: Julie Orringer Format: eBook Release Date: 30/05/2015

A Vintage Shorts ';Short Story Month' Selection Mira is studying art in Florence when her cousin Ada arrives for a visit. Ada is a model who almost diedbut after a grievous injury, she leaves the hospital even skinnier than she was before. She might be the greatest model anyone has ever seen. Has Mira mentioned that she herself is not a model? But Mira is an artist, and only time will tell what matters more. ';When She Is Old and I Am Famous' is the piercingly beautiful story of the relationship between two young women and the longevity of love and art, a selection from Julie Orringer's award-winning debut story collection How To Breathe Underwater, a New York Times Notable Book. An eBook short.

Unter Wasser atmen

Unter Wasser atmen

Author: Julie Orringer Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2011

Wir mussen alle erwachsen werden "e;Von den Demutigungen, Grausamkeiten und Passionen der Kindheit erzahlt Julie Orringer in einer prickelnden frischen Prosa. Sie ist eine Schriftstellerin mit einem groen Herzen und einem genauen Gespur fur die kleinen Dinge, die in unserem Leben eine so groe Bedeutung haben."e; Monica AliEs ist jener Moment, in dem das Leben einen zwingt, erwachsen zu werden. Von ihm erzhlen die Geschichten der jungen amerikanischen Autorin Julie Orringer. Nichts hat die Mdchen und jungen Frauen darin auf die Umbrche vorbereitet, die ihr Leben fr immer verndern werden: Aus einem Kinderspiel wird Ernst, der Besuch in Disneyland gert zum Abschied von der Mutter. Und die 14-jhrige Maddy stellt sich ihren ngsten, nachdem sie bei einem Unfall beinahe ertrunken wre, in einem Tauchkurs. Orringers Heldinnen erleben die verwirrenden Gefhle von Sehnsucht, erster Liebe und Kummer. Sie straucheln und finden doch ihren Weg in die fremde Welt der Erwachsenen. Denn alle lernen, unter Wasser zu atmen. Mit diesen Geschichten von hoher literarischer Qualitt sorgte Julie Orringer international fr Aufsehen. Ihr gelingt es, in einer auergewhnlich klaren Sprache, eindringlich und voller Ideenreichtum vom Heranwachsen junger Frauen zu erzhlen.

Die unsichtbare Brucke

Die unsichtbare Brucke

Author: Julie Orringer Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2011

Ein bewegendes Familienepos und die Geschichte einer groen LiebeDie unsichtbare Brcke erzhlt die ergreifende Geschichte der ungarisch-jdischen Familie Lvi vor dem Hintergrund des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Paris und Budapest sind die Schaupltze dieses mitreienden, lang erwarteten ersten Romans von Julie Orringer, in dessen Zentrum eine auergewhnliche, immer wieder gefhrdete Liebe steht.Budapest 1937. Voller Hoffnung besteigt der junge Andras Lvi den Zug nach Paris, um dort Architektur zu studieren - und entdeckt eine Stadt der Theater und der Kunst, der Studentenpartys und politischen Revolten. Als er die neun Jahre ltere Claire Morgenstern kennenlernt, beginnt eine leidenschaftliche Amour fou, die berschattet wird von einem dunklen Geheimnis aus der Vergangenheit der Ballettlehrerin. Es ist der Beginn einer groen, immer wieder Prfungen unterworfenen Liebe. Auch Tibor und Mtys, Andras' Brder, versuchen in dieser bedrohten Zeit ihr Glck zu finden. Als der Krieg die Brder Lvi in Budapest zusammenfhrt, ist das keine Heimkehr, sondern der Beginn einer Odyssee mit ungewissem Ende: Ein Kampf ums berleben beginnt - gegen Hunger, Verfolgung und einen Schatten aus Claires frherem Leben, der trotz aller Bemhungen unberwindbar zu sein scheint.In groartigen Bildern lsst Julie Orringer eine untergegangene Welt wiederauferstehen, schildert die prchtige Architektur und glanzvolle Bhnenkultur der beiden Metropolen vor Kriegsbeginn und fhrt uns mitten hinein in den Horror des Zweiten Weltkriegs, der trotz aller Brutalitt die Bande zwischen Claire und Andras und seiner Familie nicht zerreien kann.

The Invisible Bridge

The Invisible Bridge

Author: Julie Orringer Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/03/2011

LONGLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION Paris, 1937. Andras Levi, an architecture student, has arrived from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he has promised to deliver to Clara Morgenstern a young widow living in the city. When Andras meets Clara he is drawn deeply into her extraordinary and secret life, just as Europe's unfolding tragedy sends them both into a state of terrifying uncertainty. From a remote Hungarian village to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the despair of Carpathian winter to an unimaginable life in forced labour camps and beyond, The Invisible Bridge tells the story of a marriage tested by disaster and of a family, threatened with annihilation, bound by love and history.

Invisible Bridge

Invisible Bridge

Author: Julie Orringer Format: eBook Release Date: 04/05/2010

Julie Orringers astonishing first novel, eagerly awaited since the publication of her heralded best-selling short-story collection, How to Breathe Underwater (fiercely beautifulThe New York Times; unbelievably goodMonica Ali), is a grand love story set against the backdrop of Budapest and Paris, an epic tale of three brothers whose lives are ravaged by war, and the chronicle of one familys struggle against the forces that threaten to annihilate it.Paris, 1937. Andras Lvi, a Hungarian-Jewish architecture student, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he has promised to deliver to C. Morgenstern on the rue de Svign. As he falls into a complicated relationship with the letters recipient, he becomes privy to a secret history that will alter the course of his own life. Meanwhile, as his elder brother takes up medical studies in Modena and their younger brother leaves school for the stage, Europes unfolding tragedy sends each of their lives into terrifying uncertainty. At the end of Andrass second summer in Paris, all of Europe erupts in a cataclysm of war.From the small Hungarian town of Konyr to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the lonely chill of Andrass room on the rue des coles to the deep and enduring connection he discovers on the rue de Svign, from the despair of Carpathian winter to an unimaginable life in forced labor camps and beyond, The Invisible Bridge tells the story of a love tested by disaster, of brothers whose bonds cannot be broken, of a family shattered and remade in historys darkest hour, and of the dangerous power of art in a time of war.Expertly crafted, magnificently written, emotionally haunting, and impossible to put down, The Invisible Bridge resoundingly confirms Julie Orringers place as one of todays most vital and commanding young literary talents.From the Hardcover edition.

How to Breathe Underwater

How to Breathe Underwater

Author: Julie Orringer Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2005

In her dazzling first book Julie Orringer dives into the private world of childhood and immerses us in its fears and longings: the jealous friendships and the bitter sibling battles; the parents that row and the boys that won't dance with you. Then, in a voice that is equally tender and compassionate, she reminds us of those rare, exhilarating moments of victory. 'Unbelievably good: the humiliations and cruelties and passions of childhood, sparkling fresh prose, a writer with a big heart and an acute sense of the small things that loom large in our lives' Monica Ali, Guardian

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