The Bridge

The Bridge

by Daniel Orozco
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Overview

The Bridge by Daniel Orozco

A young bridge painter is awakened from the hum of daily routine by a face-to-face encounter with a woman in free fall.

"The Bridge" is a story from Daniel Orozco's critically acclaimed collection Orientation, which leads the reader through the hidden lives and moral philosophies of bridge painters, men housebound by obesity, office temps, and warehouse workers. He reveals the secret pleasures of late-night supermarket trips for cookie binges, exceptional data entry, and an exiled dictator's occasional piss on the U.S. embassy. A love affair blooms between two officers in the impartially worded pages of a police blotter; a new employee's first-day office tour includes descriptions of other workers' most private thoughts and actions; during an earthquake, the consciousness of the entire state of California shakes free for examination.

Orientation introduces a writer at the height of his powers, whose work surely invites us to reassess the landscape of American fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466800625
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 09/06/2011
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 547,227
File size: 88 KB

About the Author

Daniel Orozco's stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, The Best American Essays, and the Pushcart Prize anthology, as well as in publications such as Harper's Magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story, McSweeney's, Ecotone, and StoryQuarterly. He was awarded a 2006 NEA Fellowship in fiction, and was a finalist for a 2006 National Magazine Award in fiction. A former Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford, he teaches creative writing at the University of Idaho.


Daniel Orozco’s stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, The Best American Essays, and the Pushcart Prize anthology, as well as in publications such as Harper’s Magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story, McSweeney’s, Ecotone, and StoryQuarterly. He is the author of the story collection Orientation. He was awarded a 2006 NEA Fellowship in fiction, and was a finalist for a 2006 National Magazine Award in fiction. A former Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford, he teaches creative writing at the University of Idaho.

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The Bridge 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
KennaS More than 1 year ago
Ive often wondered what I would do if put in the bridge workers shoes. I watched a documentary about this once. It was very touching.
shelleymaMA More than 1 year ago
They called this guy Bridge he was skinny with a buzz cut he was the youngest of the bull dogs. They were all painters. The all had nick names in this story. I enjoyed this novel.ShelleyMA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A nice quick tale about the frailty of life. Expect the unexpected.
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I want to read everything else by this author!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story seems unfinished. If the author would have even added a few small details, I would have been more interested.