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The Resource The Comfort of Figs

The Comfort of Figs

Label
The Comfort of Figs
Title
The Comfort of Figs
Statement of responsibility
Simon Cleary
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
‘A poignant tale of secret histories and the mechanics of forgiveness' The Age1939. As a burgeoning city emerges from its landscape, so too does a bridge that will transform it from a sleepy country town. Three young men work on the construction of this iconic steel bridge. Labouring high above the river in dangerous conditions, close bonds develop between them. But one slip can – and does – alter their lives forever.A generation later, Robbie, a young landscaper, grapples with his difficult relationship with his father whose past is inextricably linked with the famous cantilevered bridge. Robbie is also battling to save his future with his girlfriend Freya, after a violent assault by a stranger sends her spiralling into herself.The Comfort of Figs is the engrossing story of the birth of a city and the burden of a family secret. Its legacy is two monuments – one of nature and one of engineering – both of them unforgettable
Summary
A father, a son, and the bridge that divides them 1939 As a burgeoning city emerges from its landscape, so too does a bridge that will transform it from a sleepy country town. Three young men work on the construction of this iconic steel bridge. Labouring high above the river in dangerous conditions, close bonds develop between them. But one slip can - and does - alter their lives forever. A generation later, Robbie, a young landscaper, grapples with his difficult relationship with his father, whose past is inextricably linked with the famous cantilevered bridge. Robbie is also battling to save his future with his girlfriend Freya, after a violent assault by a stranger sends her spiralling into herself. The Comfort of Figs is the engrossing story of the birth of a city and the burden of a family secret. Its legacy is two monuments - one of nature and one of engineering - both of them unforgettable.
Tone
Writing style
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10122235
Cataloging source
ANL
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1968-
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Simon Cleary
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Ficción / General
Target audience
adult
Label
The Comfort of Figs
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300007880
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780702263828
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Comfort of Figs
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300007880
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780702263828
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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