Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs

Paperback Vintage Contemporaries

By (author) Richard Russo

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 641 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 201mm x 30mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1400030900
  • ISBN 13: 9781400030903
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 478,404

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A magnificent, big-hearted new novel and an astounding achievement (The Boston Globe, this national bestseller is from the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls.

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Richard Russo is the author of "Mohawk," "The Risk Pool," "Straight Man," "Nobody's Fool," and" Empire Falls," which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and a collection of stories, "The Whore's Child." He and his wife live in coastal Maine.

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"Russo's attention to the currents of friendship and family life, the conflicts, anxieties and irritations that mingle with affection and loyalty, make Bridge of Sighs a continual flow of little revelations . . . a story of constantly evolving complexity and depth . . . It's Russo's most intricate, multifaceted novel . . . enormous and enormously moving." --Ron Charles, The Washington Post Book World "A great American story . . . Beautiful, funny, profound and, in the end, quietly devastating. It's a book built to endure." --Kyle Smith, People (4 stars) "Russo makes sexual ambiguity feel homey and familiar, and he does it here with consequences more emotionally weighty than ever before. His novels have that pleasurable roominess of books rich in story and quick in prose style, but in Bridge of Sighs, he crosses from bittersweet comedy to the realm of tragedy." --Vince Passaro, O Magazine "His most ambitious and best work." --Bob Minzesheimer, USA Today "Engrossing . . . Russo writes about [his] characters--their fistfights, bar nights, secret kisses, self-delusions--with such warmth that, whether it turns out to be a hellhole or heaven on earth, you're grateful to be back on his turf." --Jennifer Reese, Entertainment Weekly "A novel of great warmth, charm and intimacy . . . richly evocative and beautifully wrought." --Janet Maslin, New York Times "[A] magnificent, bighearted new novel [and] an astounding achievement . . . From its lovely beginning to its exquisite, perfect end, Russo has written a masterpiece." --Mameve Medwed, Boston Sunday Globe "A winning story of the strange ways that parents and children, lovers and friends connect and thrive." --HenryL. Carrigan, Jr., Library Journal "Nobody now writing rivals Russo at untangling the knots of family connection, love and sexuality, ambition and compromise, fidelity and betrayal that link and afflict a formidable gallery of vividly observed, generously portrayed characters . . . A wise, uplifting book: a big-hearted, often comic, yet sturdily realistic testament to the resiliency of ordinary people who surprise us, and themselves, by coping, rebuilding and moving on. Rich, confounding and absorbing--utterly irresistable." --Kirkus, starred review "Here is the novel Russo was born to write . . . Coursing with humor and humanity . . . it is a seamless interweaving of childhood memories, tragic incidents, and unforgettable dialogue." --Joanne Wilkinson, Booklist "From the first page, when narrator Lou C. "Lucy" Lynch begins to speak, readers will be drawn so completely into Russo's world that putting the book down each time feels like a shock." --Kirkus "[A] splendid chronicle . . . Russo has a deep and real understanding of stifled ambitions and the secrets people keep, sometimes forever. Bridge of Sighs, on every page, is largehearted, vividly populated and filled with life from America's recent, still vanishing past." --Jeffrey Frank, Publishers Weekly, signature review "From the Hardcover edition."