By Evan S. Connell

Walter Bridge is an bold legal professional who redoubles his efforts and time on the place of work at any time when he senses that his relations wishes anything, even if what they want is extra of him and not more of his cash. Affluence, fabric resources, and comforts create a cocoon of neighborhood respectability that cloaks the void within—not the skeleton within the closet yet a black gap swallowing the total family. Mr. Bridge is the better half quantity to Mrs. Bridge advised via a really assorted voice. The Bridge novels were famous as classics in the course of their author’s lifetime. With their shared skill to seize the manners and mores of the yankee top heart category, best-selling writer Evan S. Connell has performed for the overdue thirties what Sinclair Lewis did for the twenties.

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