The Resource Dear American Airlines, Jonathan Miles

Dear American Airlines, Jonathan Miles

Label
Dear American Airlines
Title
Dear American Airlines
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Miles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
A scathingly funny, deeply moving story of a stranded airline passenger, whose enraged letter of complaint transforms into a lament for a life gone awry
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2008
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
262390
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miles, Jonathan
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Air travel
  • Humorous fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Dear American Airlines, Jonathan Miles
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
180 p.
Isbn
9780547054018
Lccn
2007052150
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780547054018
Label
Dear American Airlines, Jonathan Miles
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
180 p.
Isbn
9780547054018
Lccn
2007052150
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780547054018

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