Birth of A BridgeBook - 2014
From Maylis de Kerangal comes this story of a dozen men and women, engineers, designers, machinery operators, cable riggers, all employees of an international consortium charged with building a bridge somewhere in a mythical and fantastic California. Their collective effort to complete the megaproject recounts one of the oldest of human dramas, to domesticate, and to radically transform, our world through built form, with all the dramatic tension it brings: a threatened strike, an environmental dispute, sabotage, accidents, career moves, and love affairs. Here generations and social classes cease to exist, and everyone and everything converges toward the bridge as metaphor, a cross-cultural impression of America today.
Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada : Talonbooks, 2014.
Branch Call Number: FIC KERANGA
Characteristics: 249 pages ; 22 cm