Bridge of Sighs
Louis Charles Lynch (also known as Lucy) is sixty years old and has lived in Thomaston, New York, his entire life. He and Sarah, his wife of forty years, are about to embark on a vacation to Italy. Lucy's oldest friend, once a rival for his wife's affection, leads a life in Venice far removed from Thomaston. Perhaps for this reason Lucy is writing the story of his town, his family, and his own life that makes up this rich and mesmerizing novel, interspersed with that of the native son who left so long ago and has never looked back.
Bridge of Sighs, from the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls, is a moving novel about small-town America that expands Russo's widely heralded achievement in ways both familiar and astonishing.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Fantastic ReadUser Review - beadsoup - Overstock.com
This author makes a small town in upstate New York the center of the universe. The details that he goes into describing the town, the people, their choices... to me it was a beautiful read, one of the best fiction books of '07. ... Read full review
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With the same humor and pathos that turnedEmpire Falls andStraight Man into best sellers, Russo's latest tale unravels the tangled skein of love, regret, hope, and longing that wraps itself around ... Read full review