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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

by Thornton Wilder

In the picturesque land of Peru, a bridge hangs suspended between worlds. "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" by Thornton Wilder beckons readers into a realm where fate's fragile threads are pulled and destiny's tapestry unravels. A moment, a tragedy, and a cascade of lives forever altered—such is the nature of this enthralling narrative. Set in 18th-century Peru, the story unfolds with a harrowing event: the collapse of the ancient Incan rope bridge of San Luis Rey. A seemingly arbitrary act of God, this catastrophe serves as the nexus, leading us into the intricate web of five diverse lives that met their fate on the swaying bridge. Brother Juniper, a Franciscan missionary with a heart for inquiry, endeavors to unravel the enigma of why these particular souls faced such a tragic end. He delves into their histories, hopes, and desires, striving to fathom the divine plan that led them to that fateful moment on the bridge. Through the lens of Brother Juniper's investigations, Wilder explores themes of love, chance, and the intrinsic interconnectedness of human lives. Each character's tale is a mosaic—rich, poignant, and deeply human—painting a vivid picture of existence and the inexplicable forces that shape our destinies. "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" is a timeless exploration of life's mysteries, a narrative that tugs at the strings of our understanding of humanity, love, and the forces that bind us all—often precariously—on this bridge of life

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Thornton Wilder was an American playwright and novelist who is best known for his plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1897, and died in Hamden, Connecticut,...

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