Title Profile & Character Information

Mrs. Ted Bliss

Annotation
"Mrs. Ted Bliss has lived on her own in a Miami condominium complex since the death of her husband, a Chicago butcher. All her life defined by her family, by Ted, by her kids, by her "gang" in the snowy Midwest, Mrs. Bliss's ties grow more tenuous with each passing year." "But Mrs. Ted is stepping out. She receives the attentions of Alcibiades Chitral from Venezuela, as well as Tommy "Overeasy" Auveristas, and Manny from the building. Why are they all so interested in Ted's Buick LeSabre?" "Her children begin to worry about her adventures with her new friends foreign and domestic, and recommend a therapist. It is only when Mrs. Bliss runs into the shifty Milton "Junior" Yellin, her husband's former Chicago business partner, that the blush comes back into her cheeks." "Mrs. Bliss, never a particularly modern woman, is learning to maneuver; and by the time disaster hits, she has come to terms with her past and the vagaries of her new life."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Awards
1995  National Book Critics Circle Awards
1995  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

Characters
NameBliss, Dorothy
GenderFemale
TraitsRetired
Russian American
Jewish
Widow

GenreSociological
    --Humorous
Fiction
TopicsMan-woman relationships
Retirees
Widows
Human condition
Self-discovery
SettingMiami Beach, Florida
Condominium