Bridge of Sighs (novel)

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Bridge of Sighs is a 2007 novel written by Richard Russo. Bridge of Sighs is Russo's first novel since his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Empire Falls (2002).

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Plot summary[edit]

The novel is set in small, fictional town in upstate New York called Thomaston. Like Empire Falls, the town is quickly deteriorating. The story is about Louis Charles ("Lucy") Lynch, his family, his wife, and his best friend. Sixty-year-old Lou Lynch has cheerfully spent his entire life in Thomaston, New York, married to the same woman, Sarah. He is the proprietor of three convenience stores.