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Up in the Air

Up in the Air

Ryan Bingham’s job as a Career Transition Counselor (he fires people) has kept him airborne for years. He hates his job, but he loves ‘Airworld’, finding happiness in pressurized cabins and anonymous hotel rooms, and pursuing a noble ultimate goal: one million frequent flier miles.

With sharp wit, and wisdom, Up in the Air combines brilliant social observation with an acute sense of the modern mind. It is a story for unsettled times.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 7th January 2010

Price: £5.49

ISBN-13: 9781848543614

Reviews

George Clooney is tipped for an Oscar for his new film but the real star is the Story! Up in the Air is a tale for troubled times
The Times
'Kirn is such a sharp writer he gives your brain paper cuts . . . This is a book that will endure'
Christopher Buckley, The New York Times Book Review
'Up in the Air deliciously lambastes corporate America. Mr Kirn's satire ranges deftly over our contemporary business landscape'
The Wall Street Journal
'Clever, lacerating . . . Smartly acerbic . . . Archly devastating post-social satire'
The New York Times
'Kirn is a virtuoso observer of Americana . . . Terrifically funny and poignant . . . Beneath its glittering, comic surface, his novel asks if, in pursuing what we think we want, we might lose ourselves completely'
Minneapolis Star Tribune
'Bitterly funny, minutely observed and deeply cynical . . . A virtuoso feat'
Newsday
Darkly funny, this is a razor-sharp look at the peculiar world of air travel and soulless hotel rooms
News of the World