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The Last Flight of Poxl West: A Novel Daniel Torday

The Last Flight of Poxl West: A Novel

Daniel Torday

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ISBN : 9781466871816
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304 pages
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Poxl West fled the Nazis onslaught in Czechoslovakia. He escaped their clutches again in Holland. He pulled Londoners from the Blitzs rubble. He wooed intoxicating, unconventional beauties. He rained fire on Germany from his RAF bomber.Poxl West isMorePoxl West fled the Nazis onslaught in Czechoslovakia. He escaped their clutches again in Holland. He pulled Londoners from the Blitzs rubble. He wooed intoxicating, unconventional beauties. He rained fire on Germany from his RAF bomber.Poxl West is the epitome of manhood and something of an idol to his teenage nephew, Eli Goldstein, who reveres him as a brave, singular, Jewish war hero. Poxl fills Elis head with electric accounts of his derring-do, adventures and romances, as he collects the best episodes from his storied life into a memoir.He publishes that memoir, Skylock, to great acclaim, and its success takes him on the road, and out of Elis life. With his uncle gone, Eli throws himself into reading his opus and becomes fixated on all things Poxl.But as he delves deeper into Poxls history, Eli begins to see that the life of the fearless superman hes adored has been much darker than he let on, and filled with unimaginable loss from which he may have not recovered. As the truth about Poxl emerges, it forces Eli to face irreconcilable facts about the war hes romanticized and the vision of the man hes held so dear.Daniel Tordays debut novel, The Last Flight of Poxl West, beautifully weaves together the two unforgettable voices of Eli Goldstein and Poxl West, exploring what it really means to be a hero, and to be a family, in the long shadow of war.