About this submission
While it's easy to say: A young French aristocrat is seduced by the newly discovered field of aviation, but after an unsuccessful attempt at the Naval Academy, he meanders down the path to becoming a pioneering mail pilot of Aeropostale. Taming the unruly Sahara desert, the dangerous Andes mountains, and along the way, the literary world, he's awarded France's highest honors... but all that can't fill the hole of a love lost.
My hope is I do justice to the life of this extraordinary figure and his work. While this is technically the first draft, I believe the amount of work and passion behind the words is quickly evident.