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Brookland (Signed First Edition)

Emily Barton

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ISBN 10: 0374116903 / ISBN 13: 9780374116903
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006
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New York: Farrar Straus Giroux [2006]. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. NEW/NEW. Very fine/very fine in all respects, a pristine, unread copy. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Comes with mylar jacket protector. Shipped in well padded box with bubble wrap. Smoke-free shop. The second novel by this prodigiously-gifted young writer. Bookseller Inventory # odd0306-1

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Title: Brookland (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition...

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Since her girlhood, Prudence Winship has gazed across the tidal straits from her home in Brooklyn to the city of Manhattan and yearned to bridge the distance. Now, established as the owner of the enormously successful gin distillery she inherited from her father, she can begin to realize her dream.
Set in eighteenth-century Brooklyn, this is the story of a determined and intelligent woman who is consumed by a vision of a bridge: a gargantuan construction of timber and masonry she devises to cross the East River in a single, magnificent span. With the help of the local surveyor, Benjamin Horsfield, and her sisters—the high-spirited, obstreperous Tem, who works with her in the distillery, and the silent, uncanny Pearl—she fires the imaginations of the people of Brooklyn and New York by promising them a bridge that will meet their most pressing practical needs while being one of the most ambitious public works ever attempted. Prue’s own life and the life of the bridge become inextricably bound together as the costs of the bridge, both financial and human, rise beyond her direst expectations.
Brookland confirms Emily Barton’s reputation as one of the finest writers of her generation, whose work is ”blessedly post-ironic, engaging and heartfelt” (Thomas Pynchon).

About the Author:

Emily Barton earned her B.A. in English literature from Harvard University and an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her short fiction has appeared in Story and American Short Fiction, and her first novel, The Testament of Yves Gundron (FSG 2000)—which won the Bard Fiction Prize and a Michener-Copernicus Fellowship—was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a San Francisco Chronicle Book of the Month, and was nominated for Britain’s Guardian Fiction Prize. She has taught writing and humanities at Bard College, and will be a writer-in-residence at the New School in 2005-06. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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