Not only travellers converge on Battley Airport, the fiefdom of Luther Mildrew. Joining hordes of protestors led by the Mayor of Twinbridge, a local town affected by changes in flightpaths, is a band of unlikely pilgrims who have trekked from the south coast in the company of Alice Blumen, an American journalist based in London. Feeding themselves on rabbits along the way, they are dressed as monks and have become obsessed with planes. Something strange happened to them in the English Channel and they must reach the airport at all costs.
Originally published in 2017.
Paperback version: February 18, 2020 265 pages.
“Readers with a bent for abstract expressionism may well see this random gathering of characters – and the aimless inevitability of the book’s pilgrimage – and find something of their own lives within . . . A defiantly obscure tale, verging on the surreal . . .” – Kirkus Reviews.
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