Arroyo. Chip Jacobs.


Rare Bird Books:
Los Angeles 2019
First edition, Hardcover, New in dust jacket,
366 pp.
Cover artwork by: Jennifer Nelsen

“Set against two distinct epochs in the history of Pasadena, California, Arroyo tells the parallel stories of a young inventor and his clairvoyant dog in 1913 and 1993. In both lives, they are drawn to the landmark Colorado Street Bridge, or ‘Suicide Bridge,’ as the locals call it, which suffered a lethal collapse during construction but still opened to fanfare in the early twentieth century automobile age. When the refurbished structure commemorates its 80th birthday, one of the planet's best known small towns is virtually unrecognizable from its romanticized, and somewhat invented, past. Wrought with warmth and wit, Jacobs' debut novel digs into Pasadena's most “ #64649

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