By Kate Pullinger
From the award-winning writer of The Mistress of not anything comes a hugely ingenious tale of colliding worlds and outstanding connections.
Spring 2010. A volcano suddenly erupts in Iceland and airspace is close down over Europe. Harriet works in neighborhood radio in London, and with such a lot of her colleagues out of the country, she seizes a different profession chance. Her husband, Michael, caught in manhattan on enterprise, travels to go to an past love, and their teenage son, Jack, feeling liberated from general lifestyles, takes an unforeseen threat in basic terms to discover himself in difficulty. in the meantime Emily, a tender television researcher, loses her adoptive father to a center assault, and part an international away, a Pakistani migrant employee named Yacub is stranded in a Dubai hard work camp.
Two years later, Yacub, trying to stow away, falls out of the touchdown apparatus of an plane onto Harriet’s vehicle in a London grocery store parking lot—and survives—while Emily by accident captures all of it on movie. Yacub’s unexpected arrival within the lives of Harriet, Jack, Michael, and Emily catapults those characters right into a sequence of life-changing occasions, finally revealing the tenuous, frequently unforeseen ties that bind us together.
Inspired by means of real-life bills of aircraft stowaways, touchdown apparatus is set the advanced texture of recent existence, and the way we struggle the loneliness of the to carry directly to one another.
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Landing Gear by Kate Pullinger