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Mrs. Bridge (Anniversary)

A Novel

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January 5, 2010 | Paperback | 5.4 x 7.9, 244 pages | ISBN 9781582435688
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“Again and again. . . I find myself being a Mrs. Bridge evangelist, telling them that it’s a perfect novel, and then pressing copies on them. . . What writing! Economical, piquant, beautiful, true.” –Meg Wolitzer, The New York Times

In Mrs. Bridge, Evan S. Connell, a consummate storyteller, artfully crafts a portrait using the finest of details in everyday events and confrontations. 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 Evan S. Connell

EVAN S. CONNELL, long recognized as one of the most important literary voices of contemporary letters, is the author of 17 books, including Mrs. Bridge and Deus lo Volt, and the best-selling Son of the Morning Star. He passed away on January 10, 2013.


"Mr. Connell writes of this woman without patronage, without snickers, without, indeed, any comment whatever on what he sets down of her life. He tells her story, less in sketches than in paragraphs, and how it is done I only wish I knew, but he makes Mrs. Bridge, her husband and her children and her neighbors understandable and, because understandable, moving, in his few taut words."—Dorothy Parker, Esquire

"Mrs. Bridge is a hell of a portrait . . . She's as real and as pathetic and as sad as any character I have read in a long time."—Wallace Stegner

"For all their satire and dark implications, the novels of the Bridge family remain in the memory as triumphs of faultless realism. Mr. Connell's art is one of restraint and perfect mimicry." —The New York Times

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