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Alexander's Bridge

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Written by Willa CatherAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Willa Cather

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: December 7, 2010
  • Price: $12.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-73966-7 (0-307-73966-X)
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Alexander’s Bridge, Willa Cather’s first novel, is a taut psychological drama about the fragility of human connections. Published in 1912, just a year before O Pioneers! made Cather’s name, it features high society on an international stage rather than the immigrant prairie characters she later became known for. The successful and glamorous life of Bartley Alexander, a world-renowned engineer and bridge builder, begins to unravel when he encounters a former lover in London. As he shuttles among his wife in Boston, his old flame in London, and a massive bridge he is building in Canada, Alexander finds himself increasingly tormented. But the threatened collapse of his marriage presages a more fatal catastrophe, one he will risk his life to try to prevent.