To be honest, I had not heard of the book nor the plane Constellation, before going to BEA last May. But I had received many great books from Other Press, so I knew I could trust it to be good. And it is.
On October 27, 1949, the plane Constellation left Orly, Paris, for New York. But it didn’t reach its destination. Instead, it crashed in the Azores archipelago. There was no survivor.
On board, among 34 passengers, were famous French boxer Marcel Cerdan (Edith Piaf’s lover!), and Ginette Neveu, a young violin virtuoso. Edith had begged Marcel to come and see her sing in New York. Click to continue reading