ENZA GANDOLFO The Bridge
In association with Scribe Publications
Proudly presents an evening with
To coincide with the release of her new novel
When: Wed 20th June 2018, 7.30pm
(Doors will not open before 7.00pm)
Where: GINGER FOX
23-25 South Concourse, Beaumaris
Cost: Book & ticket together for just $55
Also includes admission & finger food.
Beverages at bar prices.
Ticket only $40
**Phone credit card bookings accepted**
Phone: 9589 4638
THE BRIDGE In 1970s Melbourne, 22-year-old Italian migrant Antonello is newly married and working as a rigger on the West Gate Bridge, a gleaming monument to a modern city. When the bridge collapses one October morning, killing 35 of his workmates, his world crashes down on him.
In 2009, Jo and her best friend, Ashleigh, are on the verge of finishing high school and flush with the possibilities for their future. But one terrible mistake sets Jo’s life on a radically different course.
Drawing on true events of Australia’s worst industrial accident — a tragedy that still scars the city — The Bridge is a profoundly moving novel that examines class, guilt, and moral culpability. Yet it shows that even the most harrowing of situations can give way to forgiveness and redemption. Ultimately, it is a testament to survival and the resilience of the human spirit.
PRAISE FOR SWIMMING -
‘It’s about things that we care for, and need to ponder and contemplate, because we will never come to the end of their pain, their beauty, and their usefulness ... I warmly recommend it.’ HELEN GARNER
Enza Gandolfo is a Melbourne writer and an honorary professor in creative writing at Victoria University. She is interested in the power of stories to create understanding and empathy, with a particular focus on feminist and political fiction. The co-editor of the journal TEXT and a founding member of the Victoria University Feminist Research Network, her first novel, Swimming (2009), was shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award.