Being a solo flyer made sense to Jerry Battle right from the start. For his 56th birthday, his longtime (and recently ex-) girlfriend Rita Reyes had given him a gift certificate for a flying lesson. Once Jerry was up there he thought, 'here was the little space I was looking for, my private box seat in the world and completely outside of it too.' From a half-mile over the earth, everything looked perfect to Jerry. But everything isn't perfect and for such a nice guy, Jerry could wreak an amazing amount of havoc Life is about to deal Jerry Battle his toughest hand yet. With his ailing father yearning to flee his 'Ivy Acres Life Care Centre' and his son teetering on bankruptcy, and, for once, no woman in his life to rely on, Jerry's daughter is about to bestow on him a father's worst nightmare. But maybe Jerry Battle needs to finally work out what it is that separates him from his loved ones and be tugged back to earth to engage with one of the most compelling and unforgettable of family dramas. With "Aloft", Chang-rae Lee proves himself a master storyteller, rivalling Updike, Roth and Ford, able to observe his characters' weaknesses and, at the same time, celebrate their humanity. "Aloft" is an unforgettable portrait, filled with vitality and urgency, of a man who has secured his life's dreams but who must now figure out its meaning.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Chang-Rae Lee's Aloft

Hardback Editions

January 2004 : UK Hardback

Title: Aloft
Author(s): Chang-Rae Lee
ISBN: 0-7540-7978-3 / 978-0-7540-7978-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2004 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Aloft
Author(s): Chang-rae Lee
ISBN: 0-7475-7240-2 / 978-0-7475-7240-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


May 2004 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Aloft
Author(s): Chang-rae Lee
ISBN: 1-58724-677-5 / 978-1-58724-677-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2004 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Aloft
Author(s): Chang-rae Lee
ISBN: 1-57322-263-1 / 978-1-57322-263-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2005 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Aloft
Author(s): Chang-rae Lee
ISBN: 0-7475-7248-8 / 978-0-7475-7248-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2005 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Aloft
Author(s): Chang-rae Lee
ISBN: 1-59448-070-2 / 978-1-59448-070-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2005 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Aloft
Author(s): Chang-rae Lee
ISBN: 0-7475-7846-X / 978-0-7475-7846-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


March 2004 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Aloft
Author(s): Chang-rae Lee
ISBN: 0-7475-6693-3 / 978-0-7475-6693-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


2004 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Aloft
Author(s): Chang-rae Lee
ISBN: 0-7865-4515-1 / 978-0-7865-4515-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books/Penguin
Availability: Amazon   


2004 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Aloft
Author(s): Chang-Rae Lee
ISBN: 0-9659019-9-8 / 978-0-9659019-9-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

April 2004 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Aloft
Author(s): Chang-rae Lee
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


April 2004 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Aloft
Author(s): Chang-rae Lee
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: Aloft
Author(s): Chang-rae Lee
ISBN: 1-56511-888-X / 978-1-56511-888-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Highbridge Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2004 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Aloft
Author(s): Chang-Rae Lee
ISBN: 1-59397-368-3 / 978-1-59397-368-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audio Renaissance
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2004 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: Aloft
Author(s): Chang-rae Lee
ISBN: 1-56511-889-8 / 978-1-56511-889-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2004 : USA Audio CD

Title: Aloft
Author(s): Chang-Rae Lee
ISBN: 1-59397-369-1 / 978-1-59397-369-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audio Renaissance
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Aloft
Author(s): Chang-rae Lee
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA