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Refiner's Fire

By Mark Helprin
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Book Details
  • Author: Mark Helprin
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 1990-10-20
  • Edition: 1st Harvest/HBJ ed
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).