The Rider on the Bridge

The Rider on the Bridge cover
The Rider on the Bridge cover
by Scott Pearce

PB 192 | 234 x 153 | $29.99
ISBN: 9780987226556 | 18 May 2022
Fiction | Also available as ebook
MidnightSun Publishing
Distributed by NewSouth Books

‘It is a good story, although I cannot say it is true. Like most stories I suppose there is some truth in it, but the absence of truth does not diminish the story, does it?’ In late autumn, Kitten, so named by a girl he met long ago, sits and remembers an aching adolescence; not of lost love and romance, but of wild and unbound joys and sorrows. And of those enduring friendships that linger at the periphery, that come with the hope that one day everything will return to what it once was.

‘A gritty, realistic portrayal of a young boy forced to grow up quickly, The Rider on the Bridge creates its urban underworld in lyrical and evocative language.’ –Rachel Hennessy

The Rider on the Bridge is an unforgettable portrait of a group of abused or disabused youths, surviving in solidarity, sustained by dreams.’ –Maria Takolander

‘This book follows the desperate lives of vulnerable and isolated people. It marries beauty and despair in rich prose to tell a profound and moving story.’ –Alonzo Longabaugh

The Rider on the Bridge is part coming-of-age, part rumination, part magic realism. For those delighted by Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood, Sally Rooney’s Normal People, and Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, here you will find a kindred spirit.’ –Robert Parker

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