“Wingspan” by Chris Bohjalian

Genre:            General Fiction
Publisher:    Knopf Doubleday Publishing
Pub. Date:    March 26, 2019

Mini Review

The award-winning author Chris Bohjalian has written his first play, “Wingspan.”  The one-act play has been published as a novella.  The tale revolves around two female flight attendants.   In 2018, Bohjalian had a bestselling thriller, “The Flight Attendant.”   This is not a sequel as one might suspect.  The novella is clearly not a thriller.  Once the reader has finished the last page, the title’s metaphor will be clearly understood. “Wingspan,” demonstrates that Bohjalian is masterful at writing concise dialogue that makes the reader simultaneously laugh and cry along with his characters.  You will meet a young, newly trained flight attendant, who just happens to have a fear of flying.  And then there is her older, wisecracking, experienced coworker whose sassy manner can hide her intelligence.  By the end of the flight, the older woman knows the younger woman’s secrets.  This story may be sparse but is plentiful with feeling in tune to the #MeToo movement.

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I received this Advance Review Copy (ARC) novel from the author at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

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