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By Richard Russo

ISBN-10: 1400030900

ISBN-13: 9781400030903

Louis Charles Lynch (also often called Lucy) is sixty years previous and has lived in Thomaston, manhattan, his whole existence. He and Sarah, his spouse of 40 years, are approximately to embark on a holiday to Italy. Lucy's oldest buddy, as soon as a rival for his wife's affection, leads a existence in Venice a ways faraway from Thomaston. probably for that reason Lucy is writing the tale of his city, his relations, and his personal lifestyles that makes up this wealthy and captivating novel, interspersed with that of the local son who left see you later in the past and hasn't ever regarded back.Bridge of Sighs, from the cherished Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Empire Falls, is a relocating novel approximately small-town the United States that expands Russo's generally heralded success in methods either known and miraculous.

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I am, I believe, an intelligent man, but I’ll admit this isn’t always the impression I convey to others. Over the course of a lifetime a man will overhear a fair number of remarks about himself and learn from them how very wide is the gulf between his public perception and the image he hopes to project. I’ve always known that there’s more going on inside me than finds its way into the world, but this is probably true of everyone. Who doesn’t regret that he isn’t more fully understood? I tend to be both self-conscious and reticent.

Though we now live in the Borough and have done so for years, I doubt anyone in Thomaston is more democratic and egalitarian than my wife and me. I myself, in a sense, am spread all over town by virtue of owning property in both the West and East Ends, and I’ve been a walker of Thomaston streets all my life. Even now, I walk at least an hour a day through Thomaston’s different neighborhoods, where I’m recognized and, I hope and trust, respected in all of them. “One of these days you’re going to meet yourself either coming or going, Pop,” our son, also a lifelong resident of our town, often observes, and there’s a good deal of symbolic truth to this remark.

That first day of kindergarten, when I got my nickname, made me wary of the other children, and a year after we’d moved to Berman Court I was still nearly as solitary as I’d been in the country at my grandparents’. I say “nearly” because I did have one friend, of a sort, in Bobby Marconi, whose family lived on the second floor of our building. His father worked nights as a desk clerk at the hotel but was trying to get on at the post office, where he filled in whenever a letter carrier got sick.

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