Anne Tyler: Morgan's Passing (2020 words)


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Anne Tyler’s eighth published novel, Morgan’s Passing (1980), provides readers with a showcase of those narrative elements that make her writings distinctive and compelling. The literary earmarks her readers have come to expect are all present in this book: the city of Baltimore, Maryland as its principal setting; the ensemble of ordinary yet quirky characters who can be counted on to do the unexpected; multiple assemblies of “extended family” achieving varied success at reconciliation; the desire and potential for a “do over” of ostensibly permanent life choices; and resolutions that may leave readers with mixed emotions. In addition, Morgan’s Passing features two unique …

Citation: Donohue, Cecilia. "Morgan's Passing". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 July 2020 [, accessed 03 August 2020.]

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