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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Paperback)

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The story centers on a fictional event that happened in Peru on the road between Lima and Cuzco, at noon on Friday, July the twentieth, 1714. A rope bridge woven by the Inca a century earlier collapsed at that particular moment, while five people were crossing it, sending them falling from a great height to their deaths in the river below. The collapse was witnessed by Brother Juniper, a Franciscan friar who was on his way to cross the bridge himself. A deeply pious man who seeks to provide some sort of empirical evidence that might prove to the world God's Divine Providence, he sets out to interview everyone he can find who knew the five victims. Over the course of six years, he compiles a huge book of all of the evidence he gathers to show that the beginning and end of a person is all part of God's plan for that person. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1928, and was the best-selling work of fiction that year.
Product Details
ISBN: 9789355222572
ISBN-10: 9355222572
Publisher: Classy Publishing
Publication Date: June 30th, 2023
Pages: 100
Language: English