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The Jump Artist

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By: Austin Ratner;

Language: English

Quality: Like New

Genre: Historical fiction, Novel,

ISBN: 9780241961391

SKU: BE500309869907

Pages: 270

Description: An inspirational story of injustice, reinvention and fame. Austria, 1928. A murder trial sends shockwaves across Europe. An unknown young man named Philippe Halsman stands unjustly accused of killing his father. Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud and Thomas Mann are moved to speak out on his behalf. But as he fights to prove his innocence, a whole nation turns against him. So begins an extraordinary journey - from courtroom drama and prison cell to bohemian Paris at its height and Europe on the eve of war - and an extraordinary act of reinvention, involving Salvador Dali and Marilyn Monroe among many of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. From tragedy and injustice to freedom and, eventually, to fame, this is the remarkable story of The Jump Artist. 'Compelling.' The Sunday Times 'Brilliantly constructed.' Guardian 'A remarkable work . . . a triumph of the human spirit over tremendous adversity.' Harper's 'A tale of passionate commitment.' New Statesman 'Lucid and atmospheric.' Observer 'Absorbing.' Sunday Telegraph 'Truly beautiful.' The Scotsman