Bridge

Bridge

Paperback - 2014
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WINNER OF THE 2015 PEN CENTER USA LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION

Set in modern-day San Francisco, this obsessive fiction probes the stormy life of Alice, a passionate and whip-smart young woman who works at a law firm. Alice faces despair and occasional rapture as she struggles with simultaneously real and hallucinated relationships, including a tumultuous romance with her co-worker David, and an escalating war with her supervisor Fran. In lyrical prose, Bridge exposes a raw, brilliant, and furious mind as it treads the jagged terrain of mental illness, murder, and suicide--to be or not to be.

Robert Thomas is the author of Door to Door (2002, Fordham University Press), selected by Yusef Komunyakaa as winner of the Poets Out Loud Prize, as well as Dragging the Lake (2006, Carnegie Mellon University Press). He has received a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and won a Pushcart Prize. He lives with his wife in Oakland, California, and works as a legal secretary in San Francisco.
Publisher: Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, Ltd., 2014
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9781938160486
1938160487
Branch Call Number: THOMAS R
Characteristics: 156 pages ; 21 cm

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abcDena
Mar 26, 2017

The female protagonist is out of her mind, which makes this an intriguing "love" story. This is my first time reading anything by poet Robert Thomas, and the quality of his writing did not disappoint. It wasn't oblique in the way most people think poetry is -- in fact, the novella is very readable, and flows freely. But Thomas is an artist with words. Not a single syllable is wasted.

Please write more novels!

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kelliyfults
Jan 20, 2015

The most messed-up main character you'll ever encounter. She was a slow-moving train wreck... Mr. Thomas' writing is an original and utterly beautiful thing! The pace was perfect and the personal psychosis riveting-

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