In this funny, surprising, and sobering novel, Hynes follows Kevin Quinn, who has flown to Austin, Tex., for a job interview at the height of a terrorism scare. Kevin, an editor at the University of Michigan, has grown as frustrated by academic politics as he is by his relationship with his shallow girlfriend. On the flight, he sits next to Kelly, a beautiful and enigmatic young woman who reminds him of a great lost love of his youth. The shock value of the ending will cause considerable buzz.
Kevin is going through what many men his age go through, a period where he is questioning everything and wondering if he should “count his blessings” or “follow his dreams.” He takes us with him on his trip and it proves to be an amazing journey.