Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell

The novel is a poignant depiction of a suburban housewife's life in Kansas City before World War II. It chronicles her journey from a young woman to a wife and mother, grappling with her role in a rapidly changing society. The protagonist struggles with her identity, her children's independence, and her husband's emotional distance. The narrative is a series of vignettes offering a nuanced exploration of the protagonist's life, questioning the fulfillment and purpose of her traditional role.

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