Alexander's Bridge (The Art of the Novella) by Willa Cather

By Willa Cather

The attribute topics of Cather’s mature paintings are already found in her debut novella, an evocation of a sad love triangle.
 
Bartley Alexander, popular engineer of bridges, is a guy with a prior who “looked as a tamer of rivers should look.” found via his mentor “sowing wild oats in London,” he back to the United States and the fee that made his identify. Now, married to his spouse of ten years, an opportunity stumble upon with actress Hilda Burgoyne, a nearly forgotten love from his earlier, activates a doomed try and recapture the boundlessness of his youth.

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Jackson looked around at his handiwork and sighed. You couldn't think of everything all at once. Jackson walked past the small reception area, quickly hitting the end of the shallow space, and then turned right. He opened the door to the tiny interior office, slipped across the room, and sat down behind the scuffed wooden desk. A small TV sat in one corner of the room, its blank screen staring back at him. He pulled a cigarette from his pocket, lit it, and leaned far back in the chair, trying his best to relax despite the constant flow of adrenaline.

Duane stirred as LuAnn passed by. ” he said sleepily. “Shut up,” LuAnn snapped back. As his eyes focused on the situation, Duane reached across to the nightstand and pulled out a pack of Marlboros from the drawer. He grinned at Shirley as he lit up. ” He wiped his droopy hair out of his face as he sucked contentedly on his cigarette. Facing to the rear as she was, Shirley glared at him, her fat cheeks a deep burgundy. ” Duane blew her an imaginary kiss. “I love you too, Shirl. Thanks for the visit.

I like to see good things happen to deserving people. ” He shut the door softly behind her. CHAPTER FOUR On the bus ride home, LuAnn clutched both Lisa and the piece of paper bearing the phone number with equal tenacity. She had the very uncomfortable feeling that everyone on the bus was acutely aware of what had just happened to her and was judging her harshly as a result. An old woman wearing a battered coat and droopy, torn knee-high stockings gripped her plastic shopping bags and glared at LuAnn.

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