She had been visiting her son in London. He has cancer and she is very afraid he will die. But now she must return home to Madrid and is very afraid of flying. After some turbulence she converses a bit with the man in the next seat. He returns home to a tragedy, which also impacts a pilot on his way to the airport for a flight to Sao Paulo. The pilot spends the night with a journalist who files the next day to Toronto. And so it goes. The book is a series of vignettes, tiny peeks into lives, with each chapter leading from one flight segment to another, the lives of strangers becoming linked. The writing is beautiful, with carefully drawn portraits of people in crisis. I loved the book, but I find myself wishing to know what else happened in all those lives. This is a quick read. Not to be missed.
eGalley review Publication date 7.16.19