El Último Vuelo de Poxl West
Poxl West's last flight
"I was fifteen, and what I needed was a hero; and hope."
The Last Flight of Poxl West is one of the latest great revelations on the American literary scene. A novel full of romance and adventure about a hero who captivated his nephew and the world with his war stories. And at the same time a glowing tribute to the world of literature.
- Pages 304
- Translator Eduardo Iriarte Goñi
- Age target Adults
- Type of binding Soft cover with flaps
- Language EN
- Date of publication 02-06-2016
- Author Daniel Torday
- Publisher RANDOM HOUSE
- Dimensions 137mm x 230mm
- Reference 9788439731740
For fifteen-year-old Elijah Golsdstein, eccentric World War II hero Uncle Poxl West is the epitome of courage and the idol he has always revered. The day Poxl publishes his memoirs in which he recounts the best episodes of his history, Elijah is overwhelmed with pride. A few months after its publication, the autobiography reaches the top of the bestseller list and Poxl becomes a celebrity, filling newspapers and television programs. It is from this moment on that his nephew, who follows his success from a distance, begins to see that behind the image of the perfect and invincible superhero hides a man of flesh and blood.
Through the voice of the teenager and excerpts from Poxl West's published memoir, Daniel Torday explores what it means to be a hero, in a story that speaks to the truths we tell ourselves and the truths we tell the world, our ideals, and the inevitable need to find heroes.
"A powerful war story and at the same time a profound reflection on the need we have to fill our lives with stories. A great book."
Phil Klay, author of New Destiny
"An absolute achievement. It's been a long time since a book has moved me this much."
Teddy Wayne, The New York Times Book Review
"A captivating first novel."
"A thrilling and well-put-together novel."
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