Publishers Lunch Weekly reports that Chang-Rae Lee’s forthcoming novel, Aloft (March 2004), is “already tapped by someone as having the same breakout potential as The Corrections.” Film rights have been picked up by producer Scott Rudin (“in a pre-empt”) and Warner Bros. (Ron Bernstein at ICM is Lee’s agent.)
The Z Review describes the novel as:
the sprawling tale of aging baby boomer Jerry Battle, who must hold together his fractured family. He’s a handsome retiree who has been going through the motions since his Korean wife drowned 25 years earlier and might have committed suicide. After entrusting the family business to his son and placing his father in an assisted living home, he’s content to spend his days flying his small plane. But his plans are grounded into reality when his daughter reveals she’s pregnant and has cancer.