Urban Flight takes place in New York City in the despairing days of 1975, when the Big Apple flirted with bankruptcy and its mean streets teetered on the edge of anarchy. A year after Nixon’s resignation, Jason Sims, one-time sixties idealist and part-time musician, finds himself piloting a helicopter for a television news station's traffic reports. Jason agrees to do some extra flying for the station’s mysterious owner, and during these extra-curricular flights observes activities that could be related to the urban corruption scandal and possible murder that his best friend, journalist Adam Shaker, has been investigating. As Jason becomes inadvertently enmeshed in the City’s political crisis (and a new love interest) he confronts the demons of his past and experiences a personal re-awakening.
|Publisher:||Daniel, John & Company, Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Jonathan Kirshner is a professor at Cornell University. His most recent books include "American Power after the Financial Crisis" and "Hollywoodâ€™s Last Golden Age: Politics, Society and the Seventies Film in America." He lives in Ithaca, New York with his wife and two sons.