The One-Way Bridge: A Novel

The One-Way Bridge: A Novel

Cathie Pelletier


"If you really liked Olive Kitteridge, you are going to love The One-Way Bridge."—Lee Smith, writer of The final Girls

In her hugely expected new novel, acclaimed literary grasp Cathie Pelletier returns to Mattagash, Maine, the loved New England city the place all of it started.

Welcome to Mattagash, the final city in the midst of the northern Maine desert. the line dead-ends the following, yet Mattagash's voters are fiercely proud.

Yet this straightforward city hooked up through a unmarried one-way bridge is something yet tranquil. whereas associates bicker publicly over trivia resembling offensive mailbox designs and gossip approximately suspicious novices, they privately fight to navigate deeper issues—scandals, loss, failed pursuits, the scars of war...and a mysterious useless physique within the woods.

With her trademark wit and prepared eye for aspect, Pelletier has assembled an unforgettable solid of endearing and kooky characters, from scheming mailmen and peeping toms to lovesick waitresses and loggers whose underhandedness belies their ingenuity. The electorate of Mattagash will make you snort and cheer for them as they stumble into one another's lives and attempt to outline themselves in a altering global that threatens to go away them in the back of.

The One-Way Bridge is a unprecedented portrait of family members, loneliness, and community—and the types of compromises all of us make within the identify of love.

Praise for The One-Way Bridge:

"Cathie Pelletier is one among my favourite novelists, and she's on the best of her online game with The One-Way Bridge."—Wally Lamb, writer of She's Come Undone

"The One-Way Bridge is the unconventional Cathie Pelletier lovers have lengthy awaited. Her Mattagash, Maine, is among the so much totally discovered fictional locales i have ever visited, it really is geography as bright and exact as any real position, its electorate as genuine and compelling as our personal neighbors and neighbors."—Richard Russo, writer of Empire Falls

"In her new booklet, Cathie Pelletier's brilliantly drawn, true-to-life characters holiday your middle and make you snigger while, a unprecedented expertise indeed."—Fannie Flagg, writer of Fried eco-friendly Tomatoes on the Whistle cease Café

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