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Short, poignant commentary on US suburbia between the wars,
This review is from: Mrs Bridge (Paperback)
Mrs Bridge, India to her friend Grace, lives a generally unremarkable life but Connell makes this an incredibly moving read and packs a great deal of unspoken 'truth' into the 117 very short chapters. Much of the Mrs Bridge's story appears quite mundane as she cares for her family, attends various functions and 'looks after her home' (overseeing the maids) but the snippets we are given open us up to her inner struggles and sadness.
You can read the 180 pages easily in one sitting but it can be enjoyable taking your time over a book like this to catch the humour and whimsy in amongst the quiet, almost claustrophobic life she lives - her taking up of hobbies that fall by the wayside, her relationships with her immediate family that touch on racism and social class in a very telling way and her interactions with her peers all lead us to a very clear picture of so iety at this time in America.
Definitely worth reading and I will look out for the companion book Mr Bridge to compare life from the other view point!