A nation on the verge of a new era—and a young woman caught between her past and the ever-expanding present

The year is 1972, and the beaches of Los Angeles are the center of the world. Dropping into the embers of the drug and surf scene is Suzy Whitman, who has tossed her newly minted Vassar degree aside to follow her older sister into the open skies and borderless adventures of stewardessing for Grand Pacific Airlines.

In Sela del Mar, California—a hedonistic beach town in the shadow of LAX—Suzy skateboards, suntans, and flies daily and nightly across the country. Motivated by a temporary escape from her past and a new taste for danger and belonging, Suzy falls into a drug-trafficking scheme that clashes perilously with the skyjacking epidemic of the day.

A dazzling debut set in a sun-drenched time and place with an allure that hides their danger, FLY ME marks the arrival of an exciting new voice in fiction.