They’re both experienced travellers in their different ways and fields, and have packed with care. Also they have discussed what they may need, and what may be safely left behind, for two weeks in another country. We don’t want to be weighed down too much, Tom said, and Lila couldn’t agree more.
Some Things about Flying book. Joan Barfoot is an award-winning novelist whose work has been compared internationally with that of Anne Tyler, Carol Shields, Margaret Drabble and Margaret Atwood. From the author of GAINING GROUND, a novel about fidelity.
Lila and Tom are airborne, en route to their first real holiday together since beginning their affair more than five years ago. Free, Lila things, if only for two weeks - free from the constraints of secrecy, free to act on mutual desire. Free, Lila things, if only for two weeks - free from the constraints of secrecy, free to act on mutual desire
Some Things About Flying. 1997) A novel by Joan Barfoot.
Some Things About Flying. A married man and his mistress decide to take a long discussed holiday together, but on their flight out their aeroplane catches fire, a potential calamity which prompts the woman to view her paramour in an entirely new, and quite unflattering, light. Genre: Literary Fiction.
The Scotsman: "In Some Things About Flying, Joan Barfoot takes intense, death-facing moments and spins their gift of introspection and insight into a perceptive, compassionate narrative. In a lesser writer's hands, this story could have become mundane, even irritating. In Some Things About Flying, Barfoot has crafted a memorable story and an unforgettable heroine.
Joan Barfoot was born on May 17, 1946 in Owen Sound, Ontario, and graduated with a degree in English from the University of Western Ontario in 1969. Some Things About Flying (1997) Key Porter Books. Getting Over Edgar (1999) Key Porter Books. As a child, while she and her mother watched a. squirrel in their back yard from their kitchen, her mother told Barfoot to tell her the squirrel's story and she'd write it down. Critical Injuries (2001) Key Porter Books. Luck (2005) Alfred Knopf Canada. From the author of the Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Luck and the Man Booker Prize nominated Critical InjuriesWhen Lila boards a flight to London for her first major trip with her married lover Tom, it's with anticipation of, finally, a couple of free-spirited weeks away from the demands of his family, and of the university where they both teach. They're just midway over the Atlantic, though, when their plans and their very lives are put abruptly at risk by a still-small fire passengers spot on a wing
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I enjoyed this book Barfoot seems to understand the way both men and women operate and th. .
I liked the main character and I could empathize with her position. Although some of the plot was a little unlikely, it was within the realms of possibility - necessary for my enjoyment! Barfoot seems to understand the way both men and women operate and the implications for relationships.