Brian Martin

Flights of fancy | 6 December 2018

This artful novel takes us on a series of flights across continents in 12 connected stories that lead back to the beginning

In the opening pages of Turbulence, a woman in her seventies, who is visiting her sick son in Notting Hill, thinks how easy ‘it was, these days, to acquire a plane ticket’. Instead of a ticket to take us around the world, we have David Szalay’s novel, which takes us across continents in a series of 12 connected stories.

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