Illusions: The Adventures of A Reluctant Messiah

Illusions: The Adventures of A Reluctant Messiah

by Richard Bach

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Overview

In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of gas and sparks firing in the cylinders . . . until he meets Donald Shimoda—former mechanic and self-described messiah who can make wrenches fly and Richard's imagination soar. . . .

In Illusions, the unforgettable follow-up to his phenomenal bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach takes to the air to discover the ageless truths that give our souls wings: that people don't need airplanes to soar . . . that even the darkest clouds have meaning once we lift ourselves above them . . . and that messiahs can be found in the unlikeliest places—like hay fields, one-traffic-light midwestern towns, and most of all, deep within ourselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440204886
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1989
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 24,093
Product dimensions: 6.94(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Richard Bach is the author of Stranger to the GroundBiplaneNothing by ChanceJonathan Livingston SeagullA Gift of WingsIllusionsThere's No Such Place as Far AwayThe Bridge Across ForeverOne, and Running from Safety.

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It was toward the middle of the summer that I met Donald Shimoda. In four years’ flying, I had never found another pilot in the line of work I do: flying with the wind from town to town, selling rides in an old biplane, three dollars for ten minutes in the air.
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