Stanley Elkin Mrs. Ted Bliss

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Mrs. Ted Bliss

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Dorothy Bliss, a widow from Chicago, moves into a Miami condominium complex and leaves behind her strictly defined lifestyle as she begins to build new relationships

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Mrs. Ted Bliss has lived on her own in a Miami condominium complex since the death of her husband, a Chicago butcher, and in learning to live in the modern world, she's made some interesting friends. Mrs. Ted is stepping out with more than one shady gentleman who is overly interested in the late Mr. Ted's Buick LeSabre. Hilarious, touching, and complex, this novel -- Elkin's last before his death in 1995 -- is the winner of the 1995 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction.

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Stanley Elkin (1930-1995) was an award-winning author of novels, short stories, and essays. Born in the Bronx, Elkin received his BA and PhD from the University of Illinois and in 1960 became a professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis where he taught until his death. His critically acclaimed works include the National Book Critics Circle Award-winners "George Mills" (1982) and "Mrs. Ted Bliss" (1995), as well as the National Book Award finalists "The Dick Gibson Show" (1972), "Searches and Seizures "(1974), and "The MacGuffin" (1991). His book of novellas, "Van Gogh's Room at Arles", was a finalist for the PEN Faulkner Award.

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