Dear American Airlines: a Novel

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Sometimes the planes don't fly on time.Bennie Ford, a fifty-three-year-old failed poet turned translator, is traveling to his estranged daughter's wedding when his flight is canceled. Stuck with thousands of fuming passengers in the purgatory of O'Hare airport, he watches the clock tick and realizes that he will miss the ceremony. Frustrated, irate, and helpless, Bennie does the only thing he can: he starts to write a letter. But what begins as a hilariously excoriating demand for a refund soon becomes a lament for a life gone awry, for years misspent, talent wasted, and happiness lost. A man both sinned against and sinning, Bennie writes in a voice that is a marvel of lacerating wit, heart-on-sleeve emotion, and wide-ranging erudition, underlined by a consistent groundnote of regret for the actions of a lifetime -- and made all the more urgent by the fading hope that if he can just make it to the wedding, he might have a chance to do something right.A margarita blend of outrage, wicked humor, vulnerability, intelligence, and regret, Dear American Airlines gives new meaning to the term "airport novel" and announces the emergence of major new talent in American fiction.
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subject_facetAir travel -- Fiction
Audiobooks
Electronic books
FICTION / Literary
Humorous fiction
Introspection -- Fiction
title_displayDear American Airlines : a Novel
title_fullDear American Airlines / [sound recording] by Jonathan Miles
Dear American Airlines : a Novel [electronic resource] Miles, Jonathan.
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Dear American Airlines [electronic resource] / Jonathan Miles
title_shortDear American Airlines
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Electronic books
Fiction
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Literature