Refiner's Fire; The Life and Adventures of Marshall Pearl, a Foundling

Refiner's Fire; The Life and Adventures of Marshall Pearl, a Foundling

by Mark Helprin
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Refiner's Fire; The Life and Adventures of Marshall Pearl, a Foundling by Mark Helprin

Marshall Pearl is orphaned at birth on an immigrant ship off the coast of Palestine in 1947, then brought to americanca. His experiences take him from the Hudson River Valley, to Harvard, to sea on a British merchant ship, then finally back to his birthplace, where he serves as an Israeli soldier in the Yom Kippur War. “Superb...A first-rate odyssey, full of insight and humor and hard-earned truths” (San Francisco Chronicle).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440373162
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/21/1984

About the Author

A conservative commentator who has served in the Israeli army may not seem the likeliest source of whimsy, but Mark Helprin's tales are written from the soul of a poet. Soldiers and burglars figure prominently in his work, but the stories are not tales of intrigue; they focus more on love, morality and far-flung travels.

Hometown:

Upstate New York

Date of Birth:

June 28, 1947

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

A.B., Harvard University, 1969; A.M., 1972. Postgraduate study at Oxford University, 1976-77.

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