The Last Plane Home
Europe as a land of wine, women and song, and too much of all three, especially for tourists who are seeing it for the first time.
An American journalist named Jason Wycott, full of literary ambitions, sits alone and a little drunk, in a Copenhagen bar, contemplating the means by which he will go about consummating the first great betrayal of his life, abandoning his family in the United States to stay on in Europe after many an inappropriate and wild interlude of love-making with an illicit girlfriend who is also the wife of his best friend. And how does he escape the attention of another young and tempting lass who has found his flirtations much to her liking? This work is about more than adulterous love affairs, however. In it, for example, one gets a glimpse of much else that Europe has to offer for those attracted to the history and scenic delight of the continent—a land from which their ancestors emigrated in an era long past if not yet forgotten.