Mrs. Ted Bliss by Stanley Elkin

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Published posthumously in 1995, Mrs. Ted Bliss tells the story of an eighty-two-year-old widow starting life anew after the death of her husband. As Dorothy Bliss learns to cope with the mundane rituals of life in a Florida retirement community, she inadvertently becomes involved with a drug kingpin trying to use her as a front for his operations. Combining a comic plot with a deep concern for character, Elkin ends his career with a vivid portrait of a woman overcoming loss, a woman who is both recognizable and as unique as Elkin's other famous characters.

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The 1523rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - National Book Critics Circle Award - Fiction (National Book Critics Circle)

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    Year Published
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