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Brookland: a Novel by Emily Barton

Brookland: a Novel by Emily Barton

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Set in eighteenth-century Brooklyn, this is the story of a woman with a vision: a gargantuan construction of timber and masonry she devises to cross the East River in a single magnificent span. She fires the imaginations of the people of Brooklyn and New York by promising them easy passage between their two worlds.

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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 woman with a vision: a gargantuan construction of timber and masonry she devises to cross the East River in a single magnificent span. With the help of her sisters - the high spirited Tem and the silent, uncanny Pearl - she fires the imaginations of the people of Brooklyn and New York by promising them both easy passage between their two worlds and one of the most ambitious public works ever attempted. Beautifully written and breathtaking in scope, "Brookland" "turns imagination and luminous prose into precision instruments that measure how cracks in a foundation can undo the most solid seeming of structures" - (The Christian Science Monitor).

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SKU GOR008191761
Title Brookland: a Novel
Author By (author) Emily Barton
Contributor N/A
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Picador USA
Year Published 2006
Page Number 496
ISBN 0312425805
ISBN13 9780312425807
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes N/A
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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