Written by the author of "The Golden Door", this book has captured the spirit of the 1920s in America and the tumultuous decades that followed in a story of obsession, of mystery and ultimately of crime.
Charles Lindbergh thrilled the world by becoming the first lone pilot to cross the Atlantic. Soon after he landed, however, the flight log from the Spirit of St Louis was stolen from the aeroplane's cockpit. That much is fact ...Hella Koll, the heroine of Kerry Jamieson's new novel, first encounters the charismatic young flier in Minnesota in 1923 - long before he becomes an international celebrity - and falls in love with him. By 1927, Hella is a rich woman and believes that, despite Lindbergh's fame, they are destined to be together. Her obsession moves from the man to his possessions. Gradually, her desire focuses on the stolen flight log - the ultimate souvenir of her hero. When the log mysteriously becomes available on the Black Market, Hella and her son, Ari, travel to the home of a shady millionaire in Depression-torn Key West. But Hella soon discovers that she is not the only person willing to go to obtain it.
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'The Golden Door is a clever book which has been meticulously researched. The author has taken the optimism of 30s New York and juxtaposed it against the reality of poverty and unemployment...an engrossing read which smacks of realism.' Scottish Daily Record 'Kerry Jamieson goes back to 1930s New York for her impressive debut novel, The Golden Door ... Jamieson manages well that difficult task of giving the story a rich period feel without allowing all the research she has evidently done to overwhelm the plot. Excellent.' Observer 'The depiction of the era is excellent, especially the detailed account of life as an immigrant worker ... an engaging read from a promising young writer.' Manchester Evening News on The Golden Door "An ingenious thriller" -- Publishing News
About Kerry Jamieson
Kerry Jamieson was born in Durban, South Africa in 1973. She was named Cosmopolitan magazine's Short Fiction Writer of the Year in 1999. She studied screenwriting at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and was subsequently shortlisted for Britain's prestigious Orange Prize for Screenwriting in 2000.
A Shadow on the Wing by Kerry Jamieson
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