149pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2020
A stream of consciousness novel set in an aiport, about a man travelling to Africa from Europe and the people he meets while he waits.
"Barbara Adair is one of South Africa’s most original writers. In WILL, the Passenger Delaying Flight, her voice is comical, dark and wittily allusive. Enigmatic from beginning to end, the novel (set in an airport) never goes where one expects. The narrative is tightly woven; yet still it soars, borne aloft by its own imaginative charge and linguistic richness." David Medalie, Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing at University of Pretoria, and author of The Mistress's Dog
"In a dystopian world that has served up an imperfect future, Adair breathes life into the limbo and emotional baggage of her characters as they travel across the world." Karabo K. Kgoleng – broadcaster, journalist, public speaker
Barbara Adair is the author of the novels In Tangier We Killed the Blue Parrot, which was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Literary Award and End, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize. She lives in Johannesburg.