Sunday, June 23, 2013; 1 p.m.
Location: Beyond the Sea, 2526 Atlantic Highway, P. O. Box 382, Lincolnville, ME
Contact: Nanette Gionfriddo; 207-789-5555
Beloved Literary Master Draws Readers to the Endearing, Dynamic, and True-To-Life Folks of Mattagash, Maine.
In “The One-Way Bridge” Cathie Pelletier draws readers back to Mattagash, the last town in the middle of the northern Maine wilderness. Yet this simple town connected by a single one-way bridge is anything but tranquil. While neighbors bicker publicly over trivialities such as offensive mailbox designs and gossip about suspicious newcomers, they privately struggle to navigate keeper issues – scandal, loss, failed ambitions, the scars of war… and a mysterious dead body in the woods.
With her trademark wit and keen eye for detail, Pelletier has assembled an unforgettable cast of endearing and eccentric characters, from scheming mailmen and peeping toms to lovesick waitresses and loggers whose underhandedness belies their ingenuity. The citizens of Mattagash will make you laugh and cheer for them as they stumble into one another’s lives and strive to define themselves in a changing world that threatens to leave them behind.
The One-Way Bridge is an unforgettable portrait of loneliness, family, and community—and the kinds of changes we make for love.