When three people take the wrong suitcase from baggage claim, their lives change forever.
A hothead businessman coming to the city for a showdown meeting to save his job.
A mother of three hoping to survive the days at her sister’s house before her niece’s wedding.
And a young artist pursuing his father’s dream so he can keep his own alive.
When David, Gillian, 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 this modern-day parable about the burdens that weigh us down, David Rawlings issues an inspiring invitation to lighten the load.
I enjoyed reading The Baggage Handler and read it quickly, within twenty-four hours, because I couldn’t put the book down. We’re introduced to three characters who are struggling with major issues that are negatively impacting their lives.
I travel regularly for work, and I usually travel light with carry on luggage to avoid being delayed at the baggage carousels. I could relate to the characters at the start of the story, and the time pressures they were experiencing during their journey.
The story was fun and easy to read. I loved the powerful allegory message underpinning the story. The Baggage Handler is a character you’ll want to meet. I recommend this book to readers who are open to being challenged on how to deal with the emotional baggage in their life.