Toronto to Seattle
Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories. Today, a well-known Canadian writer dashes for a last-minute flight when her daughter goes into labour... Barbara Barnes reads.
Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories.
In David Szalay's gripping short story series, twelve travellers circumnavigate the globe en route to see lovers, children, parents, brothers and sisters, or nobody at all. From London to Madrid, Dakar to Sao Paolo, Seattle to Hong Kong, and beyond, these are stories of lives in turmoil, each in some way touching the next.
In today's story, a well-known Canadian dashes for a last-minute flight to see her new grandchild...
Writer: David Szalay
Reader: Barbara Barnes
Producer: Justine Willett
Original Music: Kirsten Morrison