Mr Bridge by Evan S. Connell

This novel offers a character study of a conservative, upper-middle-class lawyer living in Kansas City in the mid-20th century. The protagonist is a man of routine and rigidity, struggling to understand his wife's unhappiness and his children's rebellion. The narrative provides a detailed depiction of his life, revealing his inner thoughts, fears, and prejudices, while also portraying the social and political changes of the time. The story ultimately explores themes of marital strain, generational conflict, and the cost of maintaining a façade of respectability.

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