About the Book
In a similar vein to The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews or Dinner with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory, The Baggage Handler is a contemporary story that explores one question: What baggage are you carrying?
Three people take a flight that will change their lives forever.
Fresh off a run-in with his wife, harried businessman David disembarks the plane angry and impatient.
Gillian thought she would be more excited about coming to her niece’s wedding, but she is just hoping to survive.
Malcolm has gambled everything on this trip to start his fledgling artistic career. To him, failure means working in hardware in what his father calls “a real job.”
After each picks up the wrong suitcase, they make their way to a mysterious baggage depot in a deserted part of the city. There they meet the Baggage Handler, who shows them there is more in their baggage than what they have packed.
A simple baggage mix-up at the airport is more than an inconvenience when it forces three people to face the baggage they are unknowingly carrying around.
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About the Author
David Rawlings is an Australian author, and a sports-mad father-of-three who loves humor and a clever turn-of-phrase. Over a 25-year career he has put words on the page to put food on the table, developing from sports journalism and copywriting to corporate communication. Now in fiction, he entices readers to look deeper into life with stories that combine the everyday with a sense of the speculative, addressing the fundamental questions we all face.
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What baggage are you carrying with you? It’s really quite the loaded question. The Baggage Handler is a powerful story that takes a look at the lives of 3 people and the “baggage” they don’t realize they are carrying with them wherever they go. What you may not expect as a reader, is that as the characters start to see their own baggage for what it is, you as a reader start to look at your own baggage and how it effects your life.
Have you ever heard some one say to you “take it to the cross and leave it?” It’s basically the concept of this book only spoken through a different metaphor. If we are never made aware of the baggage we carry, then we are unable to have it lifted from us. You can’t escape it, and you can’t pretend it’s not there. You do have a choice with what you do with it though.
This was a powerful read and I don’t want to give anything more away. It’s a shorter read so won’t take you long, but I recommend this to everyone regardless of what your typical interests are. It’s thought-provoking and is sure to leave you thinking long after you’ve closed the cover. What baggage will you give up?
*I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
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