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Maylis de Kerangal ↠ 4 Summary characters Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Maylis de Kerangal review Naissance d'un pont « À l’aube du second jour uand soudain les buildings de Coca montent perpendiculaires à la surface du fleuve c’est un autre homme ui sort des bois c’est un homme hors de lui c’est un meurtrier en puissance Le soleil se lève il ricoche contre les façades de verre et d’acier irise les nappes d’hydrocarbure. Blew me away Had no idea a story could be told uite like this An array of narrative threads bound together like a suspension cable and at the core of it all an account of the building of a bridge which brings all of these disparate stories into connection with one another Kerangal manages to make construction work compelling on a linguistic level owing in English also to the translation efforts of Jessica Moore Thematically her characters all having a uniue impetus that animates them and rarely do any of them uite match our tired templates instead each character seems to be asking us something about ourselves not so much about how we perceive the world as how we fit ourselves into it about being in the world and being thrown into it together

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Maylis de Kerangal ↠ 4 Summary characters Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Maylis de Kerangal review Naissance d'un pont S moirées arc en ciel ui auréolent les eaux et les plaues de métal taillées en triangle ui festonnent le bordé de la pirogue rutilant dans la lumière dessinent une mâchoire ouverte » Ce livre part d’une ambition à la fois simple et folle raconter la construction d’un pont suspendu uelue part dans une Califor. This is the diary of the birth of a megaproject that will transform the mythical city of Coca into an international port The city is located somewhere between San Francisco Bay and Sacramento It was one of the pueblos established along the coast of California but remained a provincial town Now the new Mayor wants to turn it into a thriving twenty first century port To do so he must build a bridge to the other side of the Coca River that the City is built on The new port will also be on the other sideThe story is a microcosm of how international consortiums go into an area and build something that will change the area forever We have the story of the Mayor John Johnson known as the Boa fighting the PTB powers that be that have been in charge of Coca since its founding and don t want to give up control to some upstartWe see the actual building of the bridge through its management and workers who have to meet deadlines that they have no say in and work under conditions most of us would abhor To save money the Consortium backs the using of as many unskilled workers as they can housing them in what can only be described as hovels Since there isn t a really large town the workers are forced to choose between bars where the prices are jacked up and nothing For those trying to make money to get ahead it could mean eighteen months of grueling work with no respiteThe Bridge itself is the most important character since everything that happens around and because of it has a major effect on everyone in Coca Of course all of the participants in the construction are flawed in their own way and we wonder if this will flaw the project The project manager is Georges Diderot a man described like an old fashion mountain man in size and reputation Diderot has the complex job of coordinating the job and dealing with the personalities of the workers Among the management are Summer Diamantis aka Miss Concrete who s in charge of both content and construct She s used to being a pioneer in her field and shaping concrete is a way of escaping her past Sanche Alphonse Cameron is the chief crane operator whose job is to place each piece of prefabricated steel within half a foot of where it s to be anchored Told on a sweeping scale that would please John Ford or Cecil B DeMille de Kerangal and her translator Jessica Moore do a marvelous job of bringing the power of the bridge to the printed page Zeb Kantrowitz zworstblogblogspotcom

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Maylis de Kerangal ↠ 4 Summary characters Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Maylis de Kerangal review Naissance d'un pont Nie imaginaire à partir des destins croisés d’une dizaine d’hommes et femmes tous employés du gigantesue chantier Un roman fleuve « à l’américaine » ui brasse des sensations et des rêves des paysages et des machines des plans de carrière et des classes sociales des corps de métiers et des corps tout court. Maylis de Karangal s extraordinary Mend the Living may well have been my book of the year of 2017 I was eager to read this too Here is a book that shows the same virtuosic and original command of language the same lack of dependence on what might traditionally be seen as a plot It swept me away with its initial narrative bringing together the visionaries the professionals the technicians the foot soldiers the hangers on the chancers who see an opportunity in the development on a uite enormous suspension bridge in Coca Southern California Some feature often in the narrative Others less so My initial enthusiasm slightly waned maybe constructing suspension bridges isn t uite my thing But as a tour de force giving real insight into the workings of such a project though that certainly isn t the point this is no construction manual as well as tantalising glimpses of often essentially nomadic lives it s as wonderfully constructed as Mend the Living All the same the dramatic interest to be had from the birth of the bridge or the death of a young man can t uite be compared Mend the Living won by a country mile

  • Paperback
  • 317
  • Naissance d'un pont
  • Maylis de Kerangal
  • French
  • 09 March 2018
  • 9782070130504