Landing Gear by Kate Pullinger
By Kate Pullinger
From the award-winning writer of The Mistress of not anything comes a hugely innovative tale of colliding worlds and remarkable connections.
Spring 2010. A volcano by surprise 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 overseas, she seizes a special occupation 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 existence, takes an unforeseen hazard purely to discover himself in difficulty. in the meantime Emily, a tender television researcher, loses her adoptive father to a middle assault, and part a global away, a Pakistani migrant employee named Yacub is stranded in a Dubai exertions camp.
Two years later, Yacub, trying to stow away, falls out of the touchdown equipment of an plane onto Harriet’s vehicle in a London grocery store parking lot—and survives—while Emily unintentionally 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 way of real-life money owed of aircraft stowaways, touchdown apparatus is set the advanced texture of recent lifestyles, and the way we struggle the loneliness of the extended family to carry directly to one another.
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