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Mrs. Bridge: a novel

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Best-selling author Evan S. Connell is expert at sketching the banalities and trivialities of middle-class values, customs, and habits. Like Mr. Bridge, its counterpart, Mrs. Bridge is comprised of over one hundred titled chapters, containing vignettes, an image, a fragment of conversation, an event--all building powerfully toward the completed group portrait of a family, closely knit on the surface but deeply divided beneath by loneliness, boredom, misunderstandings, isolation, sexual longing, and terminal alienation. With a surgeon's skill Connell cuts away the middle-class security blanket of uniformity to expose the arrested development beneath. Mrs. Bridge recedes more and more into doubt and confusion as her three children and husband become more remote and silent. The raised evening newspaper becomes almost a fire screen to deflect any possible spark of conversation. A fly caught unawares in amber for eternity is no more immobilized and exposed than Mrs. Bridge, trapped in her garage as her novel ends.
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9780865470569
9781582438498
086547057
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Grouping Title mrs bridge
Grouping Author connell evan s
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-24 04:18:14AM
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subject_facet Alienation (Social psychology) -- Fiction, Electronic books, Kansas -- Fiction, Married women -- Fiction, Middle class families -- Fiction, Middle-aged women -- Fiction, Social isolation -- Fiction
title_display Mrs. Bridge : a novel
title_full Mrs. Bridge : a novel / by Evan S. Connell, Mrs. Bridge : a novel [electronic resource] Connell, Evan S., 1924-2013.
title_short Mrs. Bridge :
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