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Four Freedoms

Four Freedoms

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By (author) John Crowley

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 389 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 204mm x 24mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 18 May 2010
  • ISBN 10: 0061231517
  • ISBN 13: 9780061231513
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 674,516

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In the early years of the 1940s, as the nation's young men ship off to combat, a city springs up, seemingly overnight in the fields of Oklahoma: the Van Damme airplane factory, a gargantuan complex dedicated to the construction of the necessary machinery of warfare. Laborers--mostly women--flock to this place, enticed by the opportunity to be something more than wife and homemaker. For Vi, fleeing a dying ranch; for Connie, following an unfaithful husband; for Diane, leaving behind the hot music and soldier boys to pursue something different, adult, and real; their journeys will be liberating in ways they couldn't previously imagine, and it will lead each of them to Prosper Olander--disabled artist, forger, friend, lover, and the true heart and soul of the temporary city--who will change their lives in profound and unexpected ways.

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""Four Freedoms".perfectly captures an era--WWII America--when the chosen are overseas and the left-behind are granted a rare moment of possibility. Crowley's extraordinary characters and the poignant, funny, disturbing ways they find to connect with one another make you wish this war would never end."--San Francisco Chronicle, Top-Shelf Fiction Pick