Falsework

Falsework On June Vancouver s Second Narrows Bridge collapsed while under construction Eighteen men plunged to their deaths On the cusp of the th anniversary of the disaster critically acclaimed p

  • Title: Falsework
  • Author: Gary Geddes
  • ISBN: 9780864924988
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback
  • On June 17, 1958, Vancouver s Second Narrows Bridge collapsed while under construction, Eighteen men plunged to their deaths On the cusp of the 50th anniversary of the disaster, critically acclaimed poet Gary Geddes provides an intimate portrait of the many lives affected by the toppling of that seemingly indomitable structure Pairing his polyphonal narrative with grainyOn June 17, 1958, Vancouver s Second Narrows Bridge collapsed while under construction, Eighteen men plunged to their deaths On the cusp of the 50th anniversary of the disaster, critically acclaimed poet Gary Geddes provides an intimate portrait of the many lives affected by the toppling of that seemingly indomitable structure Pairing his polyphonal narrative with grainy archival photos, Geddes displays a sure footed authority while balancing the line between documentary and fiction The Second Narrows collapse was real, and Geddes has a real connection to it his father, a former navy diver, was called to the bridge to search for bodies in the wreckage The voices that speak from the page are fiction at times raw, occasionally profane, they ring with awful truth.

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    • Martin Ainsley says:

      A fascinating book. Mixes poetry, prose, and photographs to examine the collapse, in 1958, of the Second Narrows Bridge in Vancouver while under construction. It's a little thin in formal terms, for my taste -- a bit too free in the free-verse -- but an excellent model, nonetheless, for what could be called documentary poetry.

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