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By Hannah Palmer

within the months top as much as the start of her first baby, Hannah Palmer discovers that each one 3 of her early life homes were burnt up via the growth of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson overseas Airport. Having uprooted herself from a promising occupation in publishing in her followed Brooklyn, Palmer embarks on a quest to figure out the destiny of her misplaced homes—and of a group that has been erased through unchecked Southern progress.

Palmer's trip takes her from the ruins of kudzu-covered, airport-owned ghost cities to scrupulously preserved cemeteries wedged among the runways; into awkward confrontations with airport planners, builders, or even her personal mom and dad. alongside the best way, Palmer turns into an beginner detective, an city historian, and a mother.

Lyrically chronicling the neglected devastation and wonder alongside the airport’s fringe groups within the culture of John Jeremiah Sullivan and Leslie Jamison, Palmer finds the startling narratives approximately race, energy, and position that proceed to form American cities.

Part memoir, half city historical past, Flight direction: A look for Roots underneath the World's Busiest Airport is a riveting account of 1 younger mother's test at creating a domestic the place there’s little domestic left.

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