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Refiner's Fire by Mark Helprin
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Refiner's Fire (1978)

by Mark Helprin

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I didn't like this so much. Still a wonderful writing style, but the story is a little raw. Something of a "man's book", I think. ( )
  Lit_Cat | Dec 9, 2017 |
Refiner's Fire: The Life and Adventures of Marshall Pearl, a Foundling
  JohnAdcoxCarolBales | Apr 29, 2006 |
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Damn your eyes, you ignorant beebuckle.  This is no play upon the stage, a circlet, a doublet to unfold.  And I have not written it.  It is a Romance -- written by the ravishing pace of five thousand years. - Translated quite freely from The Bee and the Thimble, by Lapin of Rotterdam
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It was one of those perfectly blue, wild days in Haifa when winds from Central Asia and the eastern deserts come roaring into the city like a flight of old propeller planes.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0156031078, Paperback)

An orphaned immigrant's experiences take him from the Hudson River Valley to Harvard, off to sea on a British merchant ship, then finally back to his birthplace, where he serves as an Israeli soldier in the Yom Kippur War.

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Marshall Pearl is orphaned at birth on an immigrant ship off the coast of Palestine in 1947, then brought to americanca. His experiences take him from the Hudson River Valley, to Harvard, to sea on a British merchant ship, then finally back to his birthplace, where he serves as an Israeli soldier in the Yom Kippur War. "Superb...A first-rate odyssey, full of insight and humor and hard-earned truths" (San Francisco Chronicle).… (more)

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