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Mrs. Bridge

by Evan S. Connell
Afterword by James Salter

Counterpoint | January 5, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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In Mrs. Bridge, Evan S. Connell, a consummate storyteller, artfully crafts a portrait using the finest of details in everyday events and confrontations. With a surgeon''s skill, Connell cuts away the middle-class security blanket of uniformity to expose the arrested development underneath-the entropy of time and relationships lead Mrs. Bridge''s three children and husband to recede into a remote silence, and she herself drifts further into doubt and confusion. The raised evening newspaper becomesalmost a fire screen to deflect any possible spark of conversation. The novel is comprised of vignettes, images, fragments of conversations, events-all building powerfully toward the completed group portrait of a family, closely knit on the surface but deeply divided by loneliness, boredom, misunderstandings, isolation, sexual longing, and terminal isolation. In this special fiftieth anniversary edition, we are reminded once again why Mrs. Bridge has been hailed by readers and critics alike as one of the greatest novels in American literature.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 3.15 × 2.17 × 0.27 in

Published: January 5, 2010

Publisher: Counterpoint

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1582435685

ISBN - 13: 9781582435688

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Mrs. Bridge

by Evan S. Connell
Afterword by James Salter

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 3.15 × 2.17 × 0.27 in

Published: January 5, 2010

Publisher: Counterpoint

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1582435685

ISBN - 13: 9781582435688

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In Mrs. Bridge, Evan S. Connell, a consummate storyteller, artfully crafts a portrait using the finest of details in everyday events and confrontations. With a surgeon''s skill, Connell cuts away the middle-class security blanket of uniformity to expose the arrested development underneath-the entropy of time and relationships lead Mrs. Bridge''s three children and husband to recede into a remote silence, and she herself drifts further into doubt and confusion. The raised evening newspaper becomesalmost a fire screen to deflect any possible spark of conversation. The novel is comprised of vignettes, images, fragments of conversations, events-all building powerfully toward the completed group portrait of a family, closely knit on the surface but deeply divided by loneliness, boredom, misunderstandings, isolation, sexual longing, and terminal isolation. In this special fiftieth anniversary edition, we are reminded once again why Mrs. Bridge has been hailed by readers and critics alike as one of the greatest novels in American literature.

About the Author

Evan S. Connell was born August 17, 1924 in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1947. His first work, The Anatomy Lesson and Other Stories, was published in 1957. His first novel, Mrs. Bridge, was published in 1959. The sequel, Mr. Bridge, was published ten years later. In 1990, both novels were adapted into the film Mr. and Mrs. Bridge starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. He wrote more than 15 books during his lifetime including Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn, The Patriot, The Diary of a Rapist, The Connoisseur, Deus Lo Volt!, and Lost in Uttar Pradesh. He died on January 10, 2013 at the age of 88.
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