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The Invisible Bridge

Julie Orringer

Julie Orringer's astonishing first novel, eagerly awaited since the publication of her heralded best-selling short-story collection, How to Breathe Underwater ("fiercely beautiful"-The New York Times; "unbelievably good"-Monica 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 family's struggle against the forces that threaten to annihilate it. Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, 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 Sévigné. As he falls into a complicated relationship with the letter's 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, Europe's unfolding tragedy sends each of their lives into terrifying uncertainty. At the end of Andras's second summer in Paris, all of Europe erupts in a cataclysm of war. From the small Hungarian town of Konyár to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the lonely chill of Andras's room on the rue des Écoles to the deep and enduring connection he discovers on the rue de Sévigné, 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 history's 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 Orringer's place as one of today's most vital and commanding young literary talents. From the Hardcover edition.

Julie Orringer's astonishing first novel, eagerly awaited since the publication of her heralded best-selling short-story collection, How to Breathe Underwater ("fiercely beautiful"-The New York Times; "unbelievably good"-Monica 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 family's struggle against the forces that threaten to annihilate it. Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, 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 Sévigné. As he falls into a complicated relationship with the letter's 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, Europe's unfolding tragedy sends each of their lives into terrifying uncertainty. At the end of Andras's second summer in Paris, all of Europe erupts in a cataclysm of war. From the small Hungarian town of Konyár to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the lonely chill of Andras's room on the rue des Écoles to the deep and enduring connection he discovers on the rue de Sévigné, 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 history's 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 Orringer's place as one of today's most vital and commanding young literary talents. From the Hardcover edition.
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Genres:

Fiction

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Julie Orringer's astonishing first novel, eagerly awaited since the publication of her heralded best-selling short-story collection, How to Breathe Underwater ("fiercely beautiful"-The New York Times; "unbelievably good"-Monica 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 family's struggle against the forces that threaten to annihilate it. Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, 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 Sévigné. As he falls into a complicated relationship with the letter's 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, Europe's unfolding tragedy sends each of their lives into terrifying uncertainty. At the end of Andras's second summer in Paris, all of Europe erupts in a cataclysm of war. From the small Hungarian town of Konyár to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the lonely chill of Andras's room on the rue des Écoles to the deep and enduring connection he discovers on the rue de Sévigné, 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 history's 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 Orringer's place as one of today's most vital and commanding young literary talents. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

27h 58m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:38


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:47


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:50


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:44


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:27


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:21


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:52


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:55


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:18


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:44


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:49


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:33


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:00


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:42


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:39


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:32


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:19


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:37


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:33


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:01


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:29


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:58


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:34


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:08


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:10


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:53


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:47


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:13


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:20


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:34


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:28


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:45


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:59


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:47


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:50


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:12


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:09


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:27


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:01


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:28


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:02


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:54


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:51


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:56


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:21


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:45


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:35


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:57


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:38


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

09:11


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

09:20


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:39


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:13


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:48


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:55


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:23


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:36


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:10


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:21


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:00


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

09:34


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:47


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:45


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:33


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:59


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:18


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:02


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:08


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:09


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:17


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:59


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:13


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

08:36


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:30


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:14


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

08:11


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:32


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:41


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:31


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:06


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:10


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

08:02


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:11


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:48


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:45


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

08:27


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

08:36


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:04


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

08:24


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:30


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:28


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:03


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

07:51


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:41


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:09


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:39


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

08:44


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

08:15


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:27


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

08:00


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

07:35


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:10


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:55


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

06:46


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:54


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:39


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

08:05


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

05:54


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:42


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

07:29


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

08:12


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

07:59


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

08:10


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

08:09


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:09


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

05:50


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

08:20


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

08:50


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:56


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

06:03


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

07:32


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

06:05


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

08:01


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

06:59


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

06:49


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

06:24


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

06:09


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

05:16


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

08:50


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

08:18


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

06:24


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

06:07


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

06:42


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

06:09


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

08:18


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

09:15


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

05:22


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

07:06


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

06:09


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

06:54


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

04:36


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

07:49


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

08:51


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

05:56


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

09:00

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