Falsework

September 28, 2007|
Falsework by Gary Geddes
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On June 17, 1958, Vancouver's Second Narrows Bridge collapsed while under construction, Eighteen men plunged to their deaths. On the cusp of the 50th anniversary of the disaster, critically acclaimed poet Gary Geddes provides an intimate portrait of the many lives affected by the toppling of that seemingly indomitable structure. Pairing his polyphonal narrative with grainy archival photos, Geddes displays a sure-footed authority while balancing the line between documentary and fiction. The Second Narrows collapse was real, and Geddes has a real connection to it: his father, a former navy diver, was called to the bridge to search for bodies in the wreckage. The voices that speak from the page are fiction; at times raw, occasionally profane, they ring with awful truth.
Gary Geddes was born in Vancouver and raised mostly on the west coast, where he gill netted, loaded boxcars at BC Sugar Refinery, stocked shelves at Woodwards, worked as a fishing guide at Whytecliffe, taught on Texada Island, and drove a water-taxi. After doing graduate studies at Reading University in England and at the University of...
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Title:Falsework
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:128 pages, 7.98 X 6 X 0.33 in
Shipping dimensions:128 pages, 7.98 X 6 X 0.33 in
Published:September 28, 2007
Publisher:Goose Lane Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780864924988

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