Disguised as a passenger, a homeless woman lives in Paris's Roissy airport until she meets a man who makes her confront her past.
Every day the narrator of this gripping novel hurries from one terminal to another in Charles de Gaulle Roissy airport, Paris, pulling her suitcase behind her, talking to people she meets--but she never boards an airplane. She becomes an "unnoticeable," a homeless woman disguised as a passenger, protected by her anonymity. When a man who comes to the airport every day to await the Rio-to-Paris flight--the same route on which a plane crashed into the sea a few years earlier--attempts to approach her, she flees, terrified. But eventually, she accepts his kindness and understands his loss, and she gives in to the grief they share, forming a bond with him that becomes more than friendship. A magnificent portrait of a woman who rediscovers herself through a chance connection, Roissy
is a powerful, polyphonic book, a glimpse at the infinite capacity of the human spirit to be reborn.