|奖励：||Pulitzer Prize, Novel, 1928.|
|描述：||235 pages ; 19 cm|
|责任：||illustrated by Amy Drevenstedt.|
Set in 18th century Lima, Peru, a rickety bridge which has spanned a deep gorge for ages suddenly breaks, and five people plunge to their deaths. A priest who is deeply affected by the catastrophe decides to make an investigative study of the lives of the victims to determine if he can find some clue to God's intention in casting five dis-associated mortals into eternity at precisely the same moment.
- Historical fiction.
- Bridges -- Accidents -- Peru -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
- Bridges -- Accidents.