Author(s): Thomas Keneally
When Palestinian guerillas hijack a flight from New York to Frankfurt, they find an Aboriginal dance troupe among the passengers. Similarly dispossessed of their land, whose side will the Aborigines take? Conflicts of loyalty, terror and revolutionary fervour form the explosive ingredients in this riveting and thought-provoking novel.
'Guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat' (The Sunday Times).
Once you start reading, you can't put it down Guardian As an intellectual piece of suspense, Flying Hero Class can hardly be surpassed Observer Guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat ... by the time the narrative puts its breaks on, you find he has navigated his fast-moving thriller over an impressive amount of thematic territory The Sunday Times Enthralling ... ranks with Keneally's Booker-winning best Daily Mail A novel of great scope, intelligence and humanity The Scotsman A fast, memorable read ... when we look at the century in retrospect, he will emerge as one of the great writers Literary Review A smooth and elevated entertainment Independent The reader's anxiety is awoken soon after take-off and is kept to a high pitch throughout The Times Thomas Keneally has a keen eye for out-of-the-way cultural juxtapositions. Along with it goes an energetically eclectic imagination ... out of the atmosphere on a beleaguered aircraft, he generates stifling suspense The Sunday Times
Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published thirty novels since. They include Schindler's Ark, which won the Booker Prize in 1982 and was subsequently made into the film Schindler's List, and The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Confederates and Gossip from the Forest, each of which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His most recent novels are The Daughters of Mars, which was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize in 2013, and Shame and the Captives. He has also written several works of non-fiction, including his memoir Homebush Boy, Searching for Schindler and Australians. He is married with two daughters and lives in Sydney.