Mrs. Ted Bliss by Stanley Elkin

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.

The 2081st 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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Mrs. Ted Bliss Audible Audio Edition 168470 $23.95 2011
Mrs. Ted Bliss Paperback 13042347 $1.75
Mrs. Ted Bliss Hardcover 888415 $8.08 $2.99 1995
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Mrs.Ted Bliss. 1995. dj. a fine first edition. Hardcover 10447904 $9.52
Mrs. Ted Bliss (American Literature) Paperback 2169224 $10.95 $1.50 2002