By Rory MacLean
On a windy spring morning in an historical Cretan village, Rory MacLean fell to earth. His mom had died a number of months prior and a unmarried obsession had risen from his grief: the inspiration to construct a feather-light flying laptop. And so, at the island the place Daedalus and Icarus had made man’s maiden flight, MacLean journeyed again to beginnings, again into the Greek myths, and—with the aid of his Cretan acquaintances and many wine—built a airplane and attempted to fly.
Falling for Icarus is instantaneously a meditation on love, a party of the fervour for flight, and a hilarious, vibrant portrait of a village. Its beneficiant and exhilarating characters repair MacLean’s religion in lifestyles. via them, he tells a hovering, relocating tale approximately how a dream can remodel sadness.