The Bridge

The Bridge

by Doug Marlette

Paperback(First Edition)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060505219
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/05/2002
Series: Harper Perennial Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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.

What People are Saying About This

Jay Hollenberger

“An exceptional first novel from a multi-talented author: gripping, exciting, moving, challenging, illuminating.”

Rhett Jackson

“ of the best novels to come out of the South in recent years.”

Valerie Sayers

The Bridge [is] a great story—exuberant, proud, myth-challenging. A hugely ambitious novel.

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