by Wingo Perseus
A Gemma Open Door book
“‘Here’s a man who lives a life of danger. Everywhere he goes, he stays a stranger.’A tale of coming and going and people who pass as ships in the night…or do they?
Wingo Perseus has created the perfect high adventure secret agent man, and introduced our hero to his greatest nemesis: flight delays. Perseus’ ear for dialogue and ability to create loneliness in a crowded room is a storytelling wonder.”
-Brian Bouldrey, author of Honorable Bandit and The Sorrow of the Elves
On any given day, in any given city, countless people are arriving and departing…to visit grandma, to close a business deal, to hook up with a lover, to climb a mountain. Intrepid traveler Luis is trapped in flight delay and has many hours to see and hear and sense his fellow passengers. As he grows more invisible, the kinetic world around him takes on a life of its own. Where can all these people be going? Where in the world do we belong?
The Gemma Open Door Series features storytelling by best-selling authors and important voices for new readers. A story doesn’t have to be big to change our world.
Wingo Perseus has traveled extensively in the footsteps of his father, a WWII flyer. His favorite airport is City in London, most dreaded is Frankfurt, and he misses the charm of the old Delta Marine Terminal at LaGuardia. Not the best flyer himself, Wingo now lives and works as a writer outside Boston. Airport is Wingo Perseus’ second book.
Paper, 90 pages
Reading level: 3.7