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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The Baggage Handler delves into the subject of what baggage we are carrying and how it is weighing us down. This thought-provoking book will cause the reader to turn inward to find what baggage they might be carrying.
The characters in this book are engaging and the story moves along at a good pace, I found the story to be worth reading.
Imagine if you were given a choice to either keep the luggage you brought loaded down with large cement blocks or you could exchange it for a lighter, more manageable load with much better items inside.
Even though this is a work of fiction, it provides a look at reality for the reader. I definitely can say I am glad I read this book.
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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