Flying Blind: A cropduster's story

Flying Blind: A cropduster's story

by Luanne Oleas
Flying Blind: A cropduster's story

Flying Blind: A cropduster's story

by Luanne Oleas


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Tony is an under-loved, over-sexed cropduster who comes to California's Salinas Valley in 1972 in search of a job. In the airport bar, he shares his love of women, guns and yellow airplanes with Bill, a wannabe pilot, and their friendship begins. Tony lands a temporary job as a flight instructor and meets the world's worst pilot, Father Roberto. The priest doesn't understand why Tony compares flying fast and low to making love with a beautiful woman. The truth is, neither man in that cockpit understands love.

Imagine the Great Waldo Pepper teaching Mother Theresa how to fly. No one is converting anyone here. In the sub-culture of cropdusting, Tony struggles to maintain “normal” relationships, drink away his pain, and not kill himself.

FLYING BLIND is a literary novel about the broken friendship of two cropdusters and the reluctant priest who reconnects them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949534092
Publisher: Sand Hill Review Press
Publication date: 05/20/2019
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Luanne Oleas was born in Steinbeck's Salinas Valley, the setting for FLYING BLIND, where her husband worked as a cropduster. Her previous novel, A PRIMROSE IN NOVEMBER, a family saga, is set in England and France. Her upcoming novel, WHEN ALICE PLAYED THE LOTTERY, takes place in the Silicon Valley where the author currently lives with her husband and two cats.
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