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Landing gear

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When everything was falling apart, someone fell into place Suburban London housewife Harriet spends her days doing what shes worst at. She grocery shops for her family who eats too much, parents a son who refuses to communicate, and tries to be a wife to a man who hasnt embraced her in years. But what starts out as a mundane trip to the supermarket turns her world upside down when a mysterious man named Yacub falls out of the sky from the landing gear of an airplane and lands on her car in the parking lot-and survives. Hes starving and freezing cold-what else can she do other than bring him home to her family?Suddenly her son has stepped away from the video games and her husband is looking at her once again-even if its because they think shes crazy for taking in a complete stranger who stinks of gas. And just who is Yacub, this young man who escaped from a Dubai labor camp and stowed away in the belly of the plane to travel around the world? Is it an extraordinary coincidence that hes dropped into Harriets life just as a long-buried secret from her past threatens to come to light?Inspired by real-life accounts of airplane stowaways, Landing Gear showcases the complex texture of modern life, and how we sometimes need help seeing whats right in front of us.

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Condition:
Used: very good
EAN-13:
9781476751375
Edition:
First Touchstone hardcover edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781476751375
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
286
Publisher:
A Touchstone Book, published by Simon & Schuster

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When everything was falling apart, someone fell into place Suburban London housewife Harriet spends her days doing what shes worst at. She grocery shops for her family who eats too much, parents a son who refuses to communicate, and tries to be a wife to a man who hasnt embraced her in years. But what starts out as a mundane trip to the supermarket turns her world upside down when a mysterious man named Yacub falls out of the sky from the landing gear of an airplane and lands on her car in the parking lot-and survives. Hes starving and freezing cold-what else can she do other than bring him home to her family?Suddenly her son has stepped away from the video games and her husband is looking at her once again-even if its because they think shes crazy for taking in a complete stranger who stinks of gas. And just who is Yacub, this young man who escaped from a Dubai labor camp and stowed away in the belly of the plane to travel around the world? Is it an extraordinary coincidence that hes dropped into Harriets life just as a long-buried secret from her past threatens to come to light?Inspired by real-life accounts of airplane stowaways, Landing Gear showcases the complex texture of modern life, and how we sometimes need help seeing whats right in front of us.

Condition:
Used: very good
EAN-13:
9781476751375
Edition:
First Touchstone hardcover edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781476751375
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
286
Publisher:
A Touchstone Book, published by Simon & Schuster

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