From the award-winning author of The Mistress of Nothing comes a highly imaginative story of colliding worlds and extraordinary connections, revealing the tenuous, often unexpected ties that bind us together. When everything was falling apart, someone fell into placeab Suburban London housewife Harriet spends her days doing what sheas 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 hasnat 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 lotaand survives. Heas starving and freezing coldawhat 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 againaeven if itas because they think sheas 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 heas dropped into Harrietas 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 whatas right in front of us.A Novel Kate Pullinger. TOUCHSTONE READING GROUP GUIDE LANDING GEAR KATE PULLINGER This reading group guide includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Qaamp;A with author Kateanbsp;...
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