By Mary Lawson
From the writer of the liked number 1 nationwide bestseller Crow Lake comes a very good new novel of jealously, contention and the harmful energy of obsession.
Two brothers, Arthur and Jake Dunn, are the sons of a farmer within the mid-1930s, whilst lifestyles is hard and one other international battle is looming. Arthur is reticent, stable, dutiful and set to inherit the farm and his father’s personality; Jake is more youthful, beautiful, mercurial and hazardous to grasp – the family members misfit. while a stunning younger lady comes into the group, the delicate stability of sibling contention counsel over the edge.
Then there's Ian, the family’s subsequent iteration, and much too yes he understands the variation among correct and mistaken. through now it's the fifties, and the realm has replaced – a bit, yet no longer sufficient.
These generations within the small city of Struan, Ontario, are tragically interlocked, associated via destiny and group yet separated through a struggle which devours its younger males – its incredible horror attaining correct into the center of this distant nook of an empire. together with her superb skill to show the ratchet of hysteria slowly and delicately, Lawson builds their tale to a stunning climax. Taut with apprehension, unbelievable us with moments of tenderness and humour, The different part of the Bridge is a compelling, humane and vividly evoked novel with an impossible to resist emotional undertow.
Arthur chanced on himself staring down on the knife embedded in his foot. there has been a surreal cut up moment sooner than the blood began to good up after which up it got here, darkish and thick as syrup.
Arthur checked out Jake and observed that he was once observing the knife. His expression used to be one in every of shock, and this was once anything that Arthur questioned approximately later too. used to be Jake stunned simply because he had by no means thought of the chance that he should be a not quite perfect shot? Did he have that a lot self assurance in himself, that little self-doubt?
Or used to be he in simple terms stunned at how effortless it was once to offer in to an impulse, and hold during the idea which lay on your brain? just to do no matter what you desired to do, and rattling the consequences.
–from The different facet of the Bridge
From the Hardcover edition.