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McClelland & Stewart, 2002 - Fiction - 260 pages
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Sometimes it’s impossible to pinpoint the moment it went wrong – for Martagon, it is impossible because there were so many of these moments. He has fallen head over heels in love for the very first time, and he doesn’t know how to do it very well. Martagon is an engineer who has made his work his entire life. He is at the forefront of his industry and his career has never been more exciting. His cutting-edge expertise with glass structures has garnered him international praise, but he is ashamed of the personal errors in judgment he has made along the way. Martagon yearns to be simply “a good person” but somehow he keeps getting in his own way. Working on his latest challenge, a new airport in Provence, Martagon meets the love of his life – the beautiful and enigmatic Marina. Martagon’s life is thrown completely out of balance by his love for Marina, and he takes risks – both personally and professionally – to be with her. Written with the urgency of new love, and sharp insight into the relationships between men and women, Flight is ultimately a story of loss and discovering. Of self-discovery and the need to belong. Of the risks we take and the mistakes we make for passionate love. A story of a man and a woman, and a man and his inspiration. From the Hardcover edition.

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User Review  - jayne_charles - LibraryThing

In a bold attempt to make civil engineering sexy, this novel has a guy called Margtagon (Martagon??? Isn’t that some kind of gas?), designer of massive glass structures, getting involved with a French ... Read full review

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User Review  - Katong - LibraryThing

Enjoyed this very much. There was just the slightest touch of Ballardian dystopia in this exploration of stress and load-bearing, transparency and motion, in buildings and people and systems. Met ... Read full review


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Victoria Glendinning is the celebrated and award-winning biographer of Anthony Trollope, Elizabeth Bowen, Edith Sitwell, Vita Sackville-West, Rebecca West and Jonathan Swift. Her previous novels, The Grown-ups and Electricity, were critical and commercial successes. Glendinning is also a respected literary critic, broadcaster and extensive travel and gardening writer. She divides her time between London, Provence and Ireland.

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