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Top 40 Book Club : December 2008
The Comfort of Figs SIMON CLEARY An engrossing story about the birth of a city and the burden of a family secret ‘ ’ The Comfort of Figs is the engrossing story of the birth of a city and the burden of a family secret. It features two connecting narratives, one contemporary and one historical; both centred on Brisbane's Story Bridge. The contemporary narrative follows a young Council tree-planter Robbie and his relationships with his parents and his Canadian girlfriend, while the historical narrative traces the building of the Story Bridge and the story of the young bridge workers (one of which is Robbie’s father). This is an intensely Brisbane novel and very well-researched, providing a fascinating insight into one of Brisbanes landmarks. 10