The Bridge Over the Drina

The Bridge Over the Drina

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Publisher's Synopsis

'By the time I finished it something in me had shifted forever' Elif Shafak, New Statesman

There is no hero or heroine in this book. Instead, there is a bridge, and there are the characters that have loved it, hated it, built it or tried to destroy it. Ivo Andric, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, grew up beside it.

For more than four hundred years a bridge has spanned the River Drina in Bosnia. This novel is its chronicle. Radisav, a workman, tries to hinder its construction and is impaled alive on its highest point. Beautiful Fata leaps from its parapet to escape an arranged marriage. Milan, inveterate gamble, risks all in one last game on it.

Spanning generations, nationalities, creeds, and a great stretch of green water, the bridge bears witness to the lives played out on it, connections forged and centuries of conflict.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784877057
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Paperback original
DEWEY: 891.8235
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 500g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 30mm