After two decades spent in the US, L-J is on a flight back to his native Suffolk to visit family and his childhood coastal home. His flight is straightforward, as per design, until it hits a glitch ? an unexpected and dramatic cabin decompression ? which suggests that all that L-J expects from this trip cannot be counted on. This is a powerful novel of grief, family, and ideas. It?s a novel about embracing those irregularities ? the recurring glitch ? that seep into every aspect of life, and seeing the beauty in them.