The Last Pilot (Paperback)

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Set against the backdrop of one of the most emotionally charged periods in American history, The Last Pilot begins in the bone-dry Mojave Desert during the late 1940s, where US Air Force test pilots are racing to break the sound barrier. Among the exalted few is Jim Harrison: dedicated to his wife, Grace, and their baby daughter. By the 1960s, the space race is underway and Harrison and his colleagues are offered a place in history as the world's first astronauts. But when his young family is thrown into crisis, Jim is faced with a decision that will affect the course of the rest of his life - whether to accept his ticket to the moon and at what cost.

About the Author


Benjamin Johncock has had short stories published by The Fiction Desk and The Junket. He is the recipient of an Arts Council England grant and the American Literary Merit Award. He won Comma Press's National Short Story Day competition in 2012. He also writes for the Guardian.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781908434845
ISBN-10: 1908434848
Publisher: Myriad Editions
Publication Date: July 9th, 2015
Pages: 320
Language: English