A mother of three hoping to survive the days at her perfect sister's perfect house before her niece's wedding.
A hothead businessman coming to the city for a showdown meeting to save his job.
And a young artist pursuing his father's sports dream so he can keep his own alive.
When Gillian, David, and Michael each take the wrong suitcase from baggage claim, the airline directs them to retrieve their bags at a mysterious facility in a deserted part of the city. There they meet the enigmatic Baggage Handler, who shows them there is more in their baggage than what they have packed, and carrying it with them is slowing them down in ways they can't imagine. And they must deal with it before they can leave.
In a similar vein to The Traveler's Gift by Andy Andrews or Dinner with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory, The Baggage Handler is a contemporary story that explores one question: What baggage are you carrying?
Praise for The Baggage Handler:
"The Baggage Handler by David Rawlings is an extraordinary novel that lingered in my heart long after I finished it."--Colleen Coble, USA Today bestselling author of The House at Saltwater Point and the Lavender Tide series
"Throughout the day I found myself itching to get back to this story. You will too. The Baggage Handler is a tale that will resonate deeply with those who have held on too tightly, for too long, to the things hold them captive. That's me. That's you. Pick it up and prepare to have your world turned upside down, then turned right side up." --James L. Rubart, bestselling author of The Man He Never Was