by Colum McCann

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Following two separate, but intersecting storylines, This Side of Brightness explores the infrastructure of our lives; the physical systems all around us, the connections we build with family and friends and the internal architecture of the self. We first meet Nathan Walker, an African American sandhog who toils digging tunnels under the east river.  Later, we meet Tree Frog, a homeless man who dwells in the tunnel built by his ancestor.

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