By Cathie Pelletier
"If you really liked Olive Kitteridge, you will 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 cherished New England city the place all of it started.
Welcome to Mattagash, the final city in the course of the northern Maine barren region. the line dead-ends right here, yet Mattagash's voters are fiercely proud.
Yet this straightforward city attached by means of a unmarried one-way bridge is whatever yet tranquil. whereas associates bicker publicly over minutiae 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 element, Pelletier has assembled an unforgettable solid of endearing and whimsical characters, from scheming mailmen and peeping toms to lovesick waitresses and loggers whose underhandedness belies their ingenuity. The voters of Mattagash will make you snigger and cheer for them as they stumble into one another's lives and attempt to outline themselves in a altering international that threatens to depart them in the back of.
The One-Way Bridge is a unprecedented portrait of kinfolk, 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 in all my favourite novelists, and she's on the best of her video 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 learned fictional locales i have ever visited, it really is geography as shiny and specified as any genuine position, its voters as genuine and compelling as our personal neighbors and neighbors."—Richard Russo, writer of Empire Falls
"In her new ebook, Cathie Pelletier's brilliantly drawn, true-to-life characters holiday your center and make you chuckle even as, an extraordinary expertise indeed."—Fannie Flagg, writer of Fried eco-friendly Tomatoes on the Whistle cease Café