If only we could all spend our time in the airport as productively as Bennie Ford. Stuck in the purgatory of O’Hare airport, and missing his estranged daughter’s wedding, Bennie performs powerful alchemy in the form of a letter to American Airlines. Beginning as a raging complaint, it becomes a beautiful, wry, cathartic gem of a novel.— Sara, Atlanta
JONATHAN MILES's first novel, Dear American Airlines, was named a New York Times Notable Book and a Best Book of the Year by the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal. A former columnist for the New York Times, he serves as a contributing editor to magazines as diverse as Field & Stream and Details, and writes regularly for the New York Times Book Review and The Literary Review (UK). A former longtime resident of Oxford, Mississippi, he currently lives with his family in rural New Jersey.
"[Dear American Airlines] a heartfelt exploration of one man's psychic deterioration and the slim reed of hope to which, miraculously, he still clings...Miles has created a human being adrift, like all of us, in circumstances mostly not of his making and with no other choice but to try to muddle through."
-- David Ulin, Los Angeles Times