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The Resource Landing gear : a novel, Kate Pullinger

Landing gear : a novel, Kate Pullinger

Label
Landing gear : a novel
Title
Landing gear
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kate Pullinger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the award-winning author of The Mistress of Nothing comes a compelling novel that explores the complexity of modern life and the tenuous, often unexpected ties that bind us together. Spring 2010. Harriet works in local radio in London, England. When a volcano erupts in Iceland and airspace shuts down over Europe, stranding most of her colleagues abroad, she seizes the opportunity to take on a larger role at the station. Her husband, Michael, stuck in New York, travels to Toronto to stay with an old flame. Their teenage son Jack, liberated from normal life by the absence of airplanes, takes an unexpected risk and finds himself in trouble. Meanwhile, a Pakistani migrant worker named Yacub is stranded in a labor camp in Dubai, and Emily, a young TV researcher, loses her father to a sudden heart attack. Two years later, their lives intersect dramatically when Yacub, a stowaway, falls out of the landing gear of an airplane and onto Harriet's car in a supermarket parking lot. Yacub's sudden arrival in the lives of Harriet, Jack, Michael, and Emily catapults these characters into a series of life-changing events, ultimately drawing them closer to one another. Winner of Canada's Governor General's Literary Award for her debut American novel, The Mistress of Nothing, which Good Housekeeping called "scorchingly powerful," Kate Pullinger draws on real-life accounts of airplane stowaways as the basis for a highly imaginative story of colliding worlds and extraordinary connections"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pullinger, Kate
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.P775
LC item number
L36 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life change events
  • Families
  • Families
  • Life change events
Label
Landing gear : a novel, Kate Pullinger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn852226477
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781476751375
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013043608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)852226477
  • (Sirsi) a1735674
Label
Landing gear : a novel, Kate Pullinger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn852226477
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781476751375
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013043608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)852226477
  • (Sirsi) a1735674

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