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Four Freedoms

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Four Freedoms

In the early years of the 1940s, as the nation's young men ship off to war, the call goes out for workers to help build the machinery necessary to defeat the enemy. To this purpose, a city has sprung up seemingly overnight in the fields of Oklahoma: the Van Damme airplane factory, a gargantuan complex dedicated to the construction of the Pax B-30, the largest bomber ever built. Laborers --- some men, but mostly women --- flock to Van Damme, eager to do their part. There are Vi, Connie, and Diane, whose journeys lead them to Van Damme Aero and Prosper Olander. Disabled, an artist, a forger, a friend --- a surprising lover and compassionate listener --- Prosper has followed opportunity down a painfully twisting path to take his place as the very heart and soul of Van Damme Aero.

Four Freedoms is a moving, evocative, and unforgettable saga of strangers, lovers, outcasts, and damaged Quixotes who, unmoored by war find community, purpose, identity, and independence…and one remarkable man who will touch them all in profound and unexpected ways.

Four Freedoms
by John Crowley

  • Publication Date: May 18, 2010
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • ISBN-10: 0061231517
  • ISBN-13: 9780061231513