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Falling for Icarus : A Journey Among the Cretans
by Rory MacLean and Robert MacFarlane


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On a windy spring morning in an ancient Cretan village, Rory MacLean fell to earth. His mother had died a few months earlier and a single obsession had risen from his grief: the notion to build a feather-light flying machine. And so, on the island where Daedalus and Icarus had made man's maiden flight, MacLean journeyed back to beginnings, back into the Greek myths, and--with the help of his Cretan neighbors and plenty of wine--built a plane and tried to fly.  Read more...


 
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Overview

On a windy spring morning in an ancient Cretan village, Rory MacLean fell to earth. His mother had died a few months earlier and a single obsession had risen from his grief: the notion to build a feather-light flying machine. And so, on the island where Daedalus and Icarus had made man's maiden flight, MacLean journeyed back to beginnings, back into the Greek myths, and--with the help of his Cretan neighbors and plenty of wine--built a plane and tried to fly.

Falling for Icarus is at once a meditation on love, a celebration of the passion for flight, and a hilarious, vivid portrait of a village. Its generous and exhilarating characters restore MacLean's faith in life. Through them, he tells a soaring, moving story about how a dream can transform sadness.




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  • ISBN-13: 9781848859562
  • ISBN-10: 1848859562
  • Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
  • Publish Date: January 2012
  • Page Count: 337
  • Dimensions: 7.72 x 5.13 x 1.02 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.47 pounds

Series: Tauris Parke Paperbacks

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