Dear American Airlines: A Novel
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Blackstone Publishing 2008
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Miles, J. (2008). Dear American Airlines: A Novel. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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Miles, Jonathan. 2008. Dear American Airlines: A Novel. Blackstone Publishing.

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Miles, Jonathan, Dear American Airlines: A Novel. Blackstone Publishing, 2008.

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Miles, Jonathan. Dear American Airlines: A Novel. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2008.

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        Jonathan Miles is the author of Dear American Airlines, Want Not, and Anatomy of a Miracle. A former columnist for the New York Times, he is a contributing editor to such magazines as Details, Garden & Gun, Men's Journal, and Field & Stream. His work is frequently anthologized in Best American Sports Writing and Best American Crime Writing. A former longtime resident of Oxford, Mississippi, he currently lives along the Delaware River in rural New Jersey.

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Bennie Ford, a fifty-three-year-old failed poet turned translator, is traveling to his estranged daughter’s wedding when his flight is cancelled. Stuck with thousands of fuming passengers in the purgatory of O’Hare airport, he watches the clock tick and realizes that he will miss the ceremony. Frustrated, irate, and helpless, Bennie does the only thing he can: he starts to write a letter. But what begins as a hilariously excoriating demand for a refund soon becomes a cris de coeur of a life misspent, talent wasted. Bennie pens his letter in a voice that is a marvel of lacerating wit, heart-on-sleeve emotion, and wide-ranging erudition—all propelled by the fading hope that if he can just make it to the wedding, he has a chance to do something right in his life.

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        This crisp yowl of a first novel from Miles, who covers books for Men's Journal
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