Annotations for Mister Orange


Baker & Taylor
Assuming his older brother's job as a grocery store delivery boy when his brother leaves to fight in World War II, young Linus Muller befriends an enigmatic European artist who orders a crate of oranges every week and who discusses with Linus respective views on the war, the future and creative freedom. By the author of Departure Time.

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Baker & Taylor
In 1943 New York City, Young Linus Muller makes deliveries for his family grocery store while his brother is fighting in Europe and strikes up a friendship with an artist who he calls Mr. Orange because he can't remember his foreign name.

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Baker & Taylor
When Linus Muller takes over making deliveries for his family's Manhattan grocery store in 1943, including bringing a crate of oranges every other week to an artist from Europe, the two become friends as they discuss war, the future, freedom, and imagination.

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Perseus Publishing

The year: 1943. The place: Manhattan. Linus Muller works at the family grocery store in the east 70s. When his oldest brother, Albie, leaves to fight in World War II, Linus takes over the grocery deliveries. One of his customers is an artist from somewhere in Europe who arranges to have a crate of oranges delivered every other week. Over the course of these deliveries, an intimacy develops between Linus and the man, whom he knows only by the name he gives him, Mister Orange. In the peacefulness of Mister Orange's spare kitchen, they discuss the war, the future, freedom and imagination. Through these conversations, Linus begins to grow up as he wrestles with the realities of war and the place of comic books, superheroes and the imagination in human life.




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Perseus Publishing
A 1940s NYC boy talks with Mondrian, known only as Mr. Orange, about the war, the future, creativity, and color.


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