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The Bridge / Enza Gandolfo
Bib ID 8039227
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Gandolfo, Enza, 1957-, author
Online Access
Related Online
Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries 
Description [Brunswick, Victoria] : Scribe, 2018 
Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2018 
1 online resource (384 pages) 
ISBN 9781925548938 (EPUB : :)
Technical Details

text file : EPUB : 484KB 


Did the dead exist? Were they watching? Were they ghosts? Not the kind he'd imagined as a child, draped with white sheets, with the ability to walk through walls, but the kind that lodged themselves in your heart, in your memories, the kind that came to you in dreams, that you could see when you closed your eyes and sometimes even when your eyes were opened. In 1970s Melbourne, 22-year-old Italian migrant Antonello is newly married and working as a rigger on the West Gate Bridge, a gleaming monument to a modern city. When the bridge collapses one October morning, killing 35 of his workmates, his world crashes down on him. In 2009, Jo and her best friend, Ashleigh, are on the verge of finishing high school and flush with the possibilities for their future. But one terrible mistake sets Jo's life on a radically different course. Drawing on true events of Australia's worst industrial accident - a tragedy that still scars the city - The Bridge is a profoundly moving novel that examines class, guilt, and moral culpability. Yet it shows that even the most harrowing of situations can give way to forgiveness and redemption. Ultimately, it is a testament to survival and the resilience of the human spirit.

Full contents Intro; About the Author; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; 1970; Prologue; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; 2009; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Chapter 12; Chapter 13; Chapter 14; Chapter 15; Chapter 16; Chapter 17; Chapter 18; Chapter 19; Chapter 20; Chapter 21; Chapter 22; Chapter 23; 2010; Chapter 24; Chapter 25; Chapter 26; Chapter 27; Chapter 28; Chapter 29; Chapter 30; Acknowledgements. 

Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 11, 2018)

Subjects Fiction - General.  |  Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)  |  Victoria.  |  Fiction - Historical.  |  Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)  |  Historical fiction.  |  FICTION -- Historical -- General.  |  Industrial accidents -- Australia -- Melbourne (Vic.) -- Fiction.  |  Industrial accidents -- Australia -- Melbourne -- Fiction.  |  Industrial accidents.  |  Immigrants.  |  Immigrants -- Australia -- Fiction.  |  FICTION -- General.  |  Historical fiction.  |  Australia.  |  Melbourne (Vic.) -- Fiction.  |  Australian
Form/genre Fiction.  |  Electronic books  |  Electronic books
Other authors/contributors Scribe

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