Synopses & Reviews
Bawdy, joyous, messy, hysterically funny, and guaranteed to offend regardless of religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, or profession Between the Bridge and the River
is the debut novel by Craig Ferguson, host of CBS's The Late Late Show
Two childhood friends from Scotland and two illegitimate half-brothers from the American South suffer and enjoy all manner of bizarre experiences which, as it turns out, are somehow interconnected and, surprisingly enough, meaningful. An eclectic cast of characters includes Carl Jung, Fatty Arbuckle, Virgil, Marat, Socrates, and Tony Randall. Love, greed, hope, revenge, organized religion, and Hollywood are alternately tickled and throttled. Impossible to summarize and impossible to stop reading, this is a romantic comic odyssey that actually delivers and rewards.
"Profane on its surface, ethical at its core and always fun, this debut marks the arrival of an important comic talent." Kirkus Reviews
"[S]trange, funny, profane, surreal, and surprisingly moving....Fond of deranged, slightly warped humor? Try this." Booklist
"...Ferguson knows how to keep people awake, and he does just that with his lively first novel." Library Journal
"Ferguson knows how to maintain an artful balance." Los Angeles Times
About the Author
Craig Ferguson, host of The Late Late Show, was born in Glasgow and worked his way through the entertainment industry as a drummer, comedian, actor, and director. He moved to America in 1995 and has written for television and film, including Saving Grace and I'll Be There, in which he also starred.