Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge

Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge

"A ravishing collection, full of wisdom, grief, beauty, and especially surprise."--Anthony Doerr, author of The Shell Collectors

Peter Orner zeroes in on the strange ways our memories define us: A woman's husband dies before their divorce is finalized; a man runs for governor of Illinois and loses much more than an election; two brothers play beneath the infamous bridge at Chappaquiddick. Employing the masterful compression for which he has been widely praised, Orner… (more)

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The New York Times : Our Towns (September 20, 2013)

A reader could — and perhaps should — also read the collection as an integral part of a much greater whole, one still expanding and contracting and coiling inward, a living and breathing project that is evolving in a way that uncannily mimics memory, or life itself.

Taken as a whole, as the sum of its parts, this is a stirring and important book, one that will wash over readers and create a sensation similar to that of moving slowly through a museum, encountering masterpiece after masterpiece, those impressionistic paintings of which William Trevor speaks.

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Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (August 06, 2013)

Parent ISBN: 9780316224635

Page count: 224 pages

File size: 663 KB

Language: English

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