About this book
Beautifully written and compelling novel rich with diversity, imagination, and intelligence. Now a major motion picture starring Samantha Morton, Rhys Ifans, Daniel Craig and Bill Nighy.
One windy spring day in the Chilterns Joe Rose's calm, organized life is shattered by a ballooning accident. The afternoon, Rose reflects, could have ended in mere tragedy, but for his brief meeting with Jed Parry.