Sky Bridge (Paperback)

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A young woman who offers to raise her teenage sister's baby gets more than she bargained for in "a moving story about love, duty, and family" (Publishers Weekly).

A supermarket clerk in a small dusty Colorado town, twenty-two-year-old Libby is full of dreams but lacks the means to pursue them. When her younger sister Tess becomes pregnant, Libby convinces her not to have an abortion by promising to raise the child herself. But then Tess takes off after the baby is born and Libby finds that her new role puts her dreams that much further away.

Her already haphazard life becomes ever more chaotic. The baby's father, a Christian rodeo rider, suddenly demands custody. Libby loses her job, her boyfriend abandons her, and her own mother harps on how stupid she was to make that promise to Tess. Worse, her sister's reckless new life could put Libby herself in danger. Not just a story of a single mother overcoming obstacles, Sky Bridge is a complex novel from a PEN Award winner that leaves readers with a fresh understanding of what it means to inhabit a world in which dreams die, and are sometimes reborn.

"In this spare yet haunting portrait of the American West, Pritchett's powerful, poetic voice speaks with clarity, wisdom, and passion about country, family, and one young woman's majestic spirit." --Booklist

"A superb writer." --Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781571310545
ISBN-10: 1571310541
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Publication Date: April 5th, 2007
Pages: 232
Language: English