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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning Doug Marlette comes a captivating story of family and forgiveness, of indomitable women and their courageous, headstrong men. It is the story of an enduring friendship, and of a bittersweet longing as old as Shakespeare and as contemporary as today's headlines.

Pick Cantrell is a successful newspaper cartoonist whose career has hit the skids. Fired from his job in New York and in the grip of a midlife meltdown, he returns with his wife and son to a small North Carolina town, where he confronts the ghosts of his past in the form of the family matriarch and his boyhood nemesis, Mama Lucy. While attempting to renovate an old house and repair his damaged marriage, Pick discovers his family's ties to the historic home and his own connection to a place he belonged to long before it ever belonged to him. What follows is an extraordinary story within a story, as Pick uncovers startling truths about himself and about the role his grandmother played in the tragic general textile strike Of 1934, one of the least-known major events of American history.

Moving from the frontlines of New York City publishing to the storied backroads of the old South, The Bridge is a sweeping and poignant tale of love and betrayal, forbidden passions and long-buried secrets, of a man's struggle with his heritage and with himself. And the ancient bridge where past and present meet.

A novel both comic and tragic-and written with the same wit, insight, and unflinching honesty Marlette has long brought to his prizewinning cartoons — The Bridge explores how much we ever really know about others, and, most important, about ourselves.

Review:

"The fiction debut of a gifted and perceptive artist....Engaging." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"The Bridge [is] a well-written, engrossing tale....An impressive debut and powerful read." Charlotte Observer

Review:

"Marlette's prose has a straightforward immediacy." New York Times Book Review

Review:

"A hugely ambitious novel." The Washington Post Book World

Review:

"Marlette masterfully evokes the fierce familial bonds that can either devastate or liberate the human spirit." Booklist

Synopsis:

From Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Marlette comes the captivating story of Pick Cantrell, a successful newspaper cartoonist whose career has hit the skids. In the grip of a midlife meltdown, Pick returns with his wife and son to a small North Carolina town, where he confronts the ghosts of his past in the form of the family matriarch and his boyhood nemesis, Mama Lucy. What follows is an extraordinary story within a story, as Pick uncovers startling truths about himself and about the role his grandmother played in the tragic General Textile Strike Of 1934

A novel about family, love, and forgiveness, The Bridge explores how much we ever really know about others, and most important, about ourselves.

About the Author

Doug Marlette is a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and son. The Bridge is his first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060505219
Author:
Marlette, Doug
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Doug Marlette
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
Grandmothers
Subject:
Cartoonists
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Women in the labor movement
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Bildungsroman.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
vol. 14, no. 8 (A)
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.12x5.34x.97 in. .67 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060505219 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The fiction debut of a gifted and perceptive artist....Engaging." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "The Bridge [is] a well-written, engrossing tale....An impressive debut and powerful read."
"Review" by , "Marlette's prose has a straightforward immediacy."
"Review" by , "A hugely ambitious novel."
"Review" by , "Marlette masterfully evokes the fierce familial bonds that can either devastate or liberate the human spirit."
"Synopsis" by , From Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Marlette comes the captivating story of Pick Cantrell, a successful newspaper cartoonist whose career has hit the skids. In the grip of a midlife meltdown, Pick returns with his wife and son to a small North Carolina town, where he confronts the ghosts of his past in the form of the family matriarch and his boyhood nemesis, Mama Lucy. What follows is an extraordinary story within a story, as Pick uncovers startling truths about himself and about the role his grandmother played in the tragic General Textile Strike Of 1934

A novel about family, love, and forgiveness, The Bridge explores how much we ever really know about others, and most important, about ourselves.

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