Waiting for Robert Capa
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Waiting for Robert Capa

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Susana Fortes offers a gorgeously written, English Patient-style novel about the real-life romance between two photojournalists furiously in love: Robert Capa and Gerda Taro. During the Spanish Civil War, Capa and Taro risked everything documenting Francisco Franco's Fascist uprising--even as they risked everything for love. The two artists' passion stands out in sharp relief against the terrifying realities of war in this internationally acclaimed novel, a book that will resonate with fans of Possession, Loving Frank, Suite Francaise, and Pan's Labyrinth. With a film adaptation already underway from producer Michael Mann (Public Enemies, The Insider, Manhunter, Collateral), Fortes' Waiting for Robert Capa is a tale that will touch millions of hearts, mixing the poignancy of a timeless love story with the immediacy of a vivid snapshot from a bygone era.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 201 pages
  • 134.62 x 203.2 x 12.7mm | 158.76g
  • HARPER PERENNIAL
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Translation
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0062000381
  • 9780062000385
  • 409,187

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Waiting for Robert Capa moves artfully between fact and fiction, with a stunningly evoked backdrop of the Spanish Civil War. Susana Fortes is the real thing: a world-class novelist who brings all of her considerable talents to bear on this brief, affecting story. --Jay Parini, author of The Last Station and The Passages of H.M."show more

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An extraordinary novel of love, war, and art, based on the turbulent real-life romance of legendary photojournalists Gerda Taro and Robert Capa Artists, Jews, nonconformists, exiles. Gerta Pohorylle meets Andre Friedmann in Paris in 1935 and is drawn to his fierce dedication to justice, journalism, and the art of photography. Assuming new names, Gerda Taro and Robert Capa travel together to Spain, Europe's most harrowing war zone, to document the rapidly intensifying turmoil of the Spanish Civil War. In the midst of the peril and chaos of brutal conflict, a romance for the ages is born, marked by passion and recklessness . . . until tragedy intervenes. Already published to international acclaim, Waiting for Robert Capa is an exhilarating tale of art and love--and a moving tribute to all those who risk their lives to document the world's violent transformations.show more
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