By Hannah Palmer
Palmer's trip takes her from the ruins of kudzu-covered, airport-owned ghost cities to rigorously preserved cemeteries wedged among the runways; into awkward confrontations with airport planners, builders, or even her personal mom and dad. alongside the way in which, Palmer turns into an novice detective, an city historian, and a mother.
Lyrically chronicling the neglected devastation and wonder alongside the airport’s fringe groups within the culture of John Jeremiah Sullivan and Leslie Jamison, Palmer finds the startling narratives approximately race, strength, and position that proceed to form American cities.
Part memoir, half city heritage, Flight course: A look for My Roots underneath the World's Busiest Airport is a riveting account of 1 younger mother's try at creating a domestic the place there’s little domestic left.
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