Turbulence

Turbulence

Book - 2019
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**A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice**

From the acclaimed, Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of All That Man Is , a stunning, virtuosic novel about twelve people, mostly strangers, and the surprising ripple effect each one has on the life of the next as they cross paths while in transit around the world.

A woman strikes up a conversation with the man sitting next to her on a plane after some turbulence. He returns home to tragic news that has also impacted another stranger, a shaken pilot on his way to another continent who seeks comfort from a journalist he meets that night. Her life shifts subtly as well, before she heads to the airport on an assignment that will shift more lives in turn.

In this wondrous, profoundly moving novel, Szalay's diverse protagonists circumnavigate the planet in twelve flights, from London to Madrid, from Dakar to Sao Paulo, to Toronto, to Delhi, to Doha, en route to see lovers or estranged siblings, aging parents, baby grandchildren, or nobody at all. Along the way, they experience the full range of human emotions from loneliness to love and, knowingly or otherwise, change each other in one brief, electrifying interaction after the next.

Written with magic and economy and beautifully exploring the delicate, crisscrossed nature of relationships today, Turbulence is a dazzling portrait of the interconnectedness of the modern world.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2019
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781982122737
1982122730
Branch Call Number: 823.9200
Description: 145 pages ; 23 cm

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booknrrd
Aug 20, 2019

A set of 12 interconnected short stories in which the reader circumnavigates the globe, often in an airplane. A secondary character in one story is the main player in the next one and so on.

It was interesting, but it was so short! I just wished there was more to it. If you want to feel like a reading rock star though, this one is less than 200 pages and the audiobook is under 3 hours.

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johnulee
Aug 19, 2019

I liked this set of short stories much better than the previous collection.... these are shorter with much more approachable characters... does a good job with the connection between them all as well as with creating a quick character in a situation... well done

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singidunum_25
Jul 29, 2019

A twelve very short stories connected to each other and one full circle....twelve different individuals going through some "turbulence" in their lives....not sure how should I feel about this book of very short and not so much developed stories and people in it....vert "dry" for my liking and very short. But, it's a very speedy read!

debwalker Jul 20, 2019

The strangers you meet on planes....

JCLHeatherC May 13, 2019

Short read. I don't know what I thought about it. But the fact that I'm still thinking about it days after finishing it must mean something.

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