The Lost Language of CranesThe Lost Language of Cranes
David Leavitt
Set in the 1980s against the backdrop of a swiftly gentrifying Manhattan, The Lost Language of Cranes tells the story of twenty-five-year-old Philip Benjamin, who realizes he must come out to his parents after falling in love for the first time with a man. Philip's parents are facing their own problems: pressure from developers and the loss of thei ...
Number of pages: 320 | Publication Date: 2014-06-03 | ISBN-13: 9781620407028

The Man Who Knew Too MuchThe Man Who Knew Too Much
David Leavitt
A "skillful and literate" (New York Times Book Review) biography of the persecuted genius who helped create the modern computer. To solve one of the great mathematical problems of his day, Alan Turing proposed an imaginary computer. Then, attempting to break a Nazi code during World War II, he successfully designed and built one, thus ensuring the ...
Number of pages: 336 | Publication Date: 2006-11-17 | ISBN-13: 9780739471951

The Two Hotel FrancfortsThe Two Hotel Francforts
David Leavitt
It is the summer of 1940, and Lisbon, Portugal, is the only neutral port left in Europe-a city filled with spies, crowned heads, and refugees of every nationality, tipping back absinthe to while away the time until their escape. Awaiting safe passage to New York on the SS Manhattan, two couples meet: Pete and Julia Winters, expatriate Americans fle ...
Number of pages: 272 | Publication Date: 2014-06-03 | ISBN-13: 9781596910430

David Leavitt

Number of pages: 198 | Publication Date: 1997-04-01 | ISBN-13: 9780395837047

While England SleepsWhile England Sleeps
David Leavitt
Set against the rise of fascism in 1930s Europe, While England Sleeps tells the story of a love affair between Brian Botsford, an upper-class young English writer, and Edward Phelan, an idealistic employee of the London Underground and member of the Communist Party. Though far better educated than Edward, Brian is also far more callow, convinced th ...
Number of pages: 272 | Publication Date: 2014-06-03 | ISBN-13: 9781620407080

Apartment in Athens (New York Review Books Classics)Apartment in Athens (New York Review Books Classics)
by Glenway Wescott, David Leavitt
Like Wescott's extraordinary novella The Pilgrim Hawk (which Susan Sontag described in The New Yorker as belonging "among the treasures of 20th-century American literature"), Apartment in Athens concerns an unusual triangular relationship. In this story about a Greek couple in Nazi-occupied Athens who must share their living quarters with a German ...
Number of pages: 296 | Publication Date: 2004-04-30 | ISBN-13: 9781590170816

The Page TurnerThe Page Turner
David Leavitt
At the age of eighteen Paul Porterfield dreams of playing piano at the world's great concert halls, yet the closest he's come has been to turn pages for his idol, Richard Kennington, a former prodigy who is entering middle age. The two begin a love affair that affects their lives in ways neither could have predicted. "Absorbing from start to finish ...
Number of pages: 256 | Publication Date: 1999-06-16 | ISBN-13: 9780395957875

Collected StoriesCollected Stories
David Leavitt
From the celebrated author of The Lost Language of Cranes and While England Sleeps, an important literary event: the complete collected short fiction. This handsome edition gathers together stories from Family Dancing (a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Faulkner Prize), A Place I've Never Been, and The Marble Qui ...
Number of pages: 656 | Publication Date: 2003-11-05 | ISBN-13: 9781582343488

Family DancingFamily Dancing
David Leavitt
Thirty years ago, David Leavitt first appeared on the literary scene with a gutsy story collection that stunned readers and reviewers. Just twenty-three, he was hailed as a prodigy of sorts: “remarkably gifted” (The Washington Post), with “a genius for empathy” (The New York Times Book Review) and “a knowledge of others' lives . . . that ...
Number of pages: 208 | Publication Date: 2014-06-03 | ISBN-13: 9781620407042

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