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Author: Emil Ostrovski Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2013 ISBN: 9780062295378
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Good morning! Today is Jack's eighteenth birthday. Here's what's happened so far—

He woke up from a dream about dissecting frogs and measuring the bubbles produced by llamas. He just missed a call from Bob, his grandmother. He's not sure she'll remember he exists—which makes him sad, because he really loves her. He's thought about jumping out of the window. Not because he wants to die, mind you, but some attention would be nice. He's had a nonsensical conversation with his roommate, who is still asleep. While in the dorm bathroom, he popped a zit and listened to some guy (who should not be singing) singing in the shower.

Jack's cell phone rings a second time. He recognizes the number. Jess. He never thought he'd hear from her again.

Guess what? Jack's day is about to get epic.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Do yourself a favor and get inside a car with Emil Ostrovski immediately! The Paradox of Vertical Flight is an amazing road trip. You’re in for one heck of a ride.”

    Gary Shteyngart, New York Times bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story

  • “[A] Funny, smart, whimsical, compelling read. Emil Ostrovski takes us on a journey we haven’t been on before, and entertains us the entire way. A new great fresh voice.” 

    Chris Crutcher, author of Deadline and Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

  • The Paradox of Vertical Flight has all the elements of a great read: funny, eloquent, deep, suspenseful. If you like books that are quirky and thoughtful, irreverent and touching, this book is for you.”

    Francisco X. Stork, author of Marcelo in the Real World

  • “Witty, smart, and exuberant. Emil Ostrovski is a talented writer to watch.”

    Malinda Lo, author of Ash and Huntress

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About the Author

Emil Ostrovski graduated from Vassar College in 2012 with a degree in philosophy. He currently attends the MFA program in creative writing at Columbia University and lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator who earned the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2018. He has starred in a number of independent short and feature films and is a member of the Rising Phoenix Repertory Company in New York City.