- Mass Market Paperback
- Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425086429
- ISBN-13: 978-0425086421
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 12.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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"Enchanting" (The Times)
"Tyler writes stunningly well" (Daily Telegraph)
"Tyler has created a world of imaginary people who are as tangible and as real as one's own friends and relatives" (New York Times)
"Alternatively lyrical and rambunctiously comic" (Washington Post)
"An almost flawless story of love... Moran emerges as a true hero" (Los Angeles Times)
"Tyler is not merely good, she is wickedly good" (John Updike)
"Pure magic, a contemporary fairy tale that overflows with affection, mystery and laughter" (Washington Star) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Pulitzer prize-winning Sunday Times bestseller Anne Tyler. Morgan's Passing is now re-jacketed along with the rest of Tyler’s books in striking new backlist style --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
Here, in a novel following one of modern literature’s most chaotic characters for twelve years (1967-79), AT’s baffling attention to detail and authenticity of her characters and their environment (Baltimore) is even more pronounced than in her later novels. Early on, title hero Morgan (42) has a wife and 7 daughters, his sister, his mother and several domestic animals all living under his roof. When first introduced to readers, he is a medical doctor assisting a young couple of itinerant puppeteers deliver their first child. But is he a doctor? Leon and Emily surely think so. They only wonder why they were never billed and why there is no record of a Dr. Gower Morgan in Baltimore...
What follows could have been an extended case history of neurologist Oliver Sachs, but that is for readers to decide. What ails Morgan? Unabated pressure at home and a hyper-active mind? His solution? Living other lives unlived, helped by a wardrobe crammed with headgear and other dress items for every occasion. His early morning feelings inform his dress code and behaviour.
For thematic background, readers should watch for recurring terms like improvisation (vs. script or pattern) and variations on peace (lack of) and piece(s) as in falling apart or enactments of puppet shows.Read more ›
If you are new to Anne Tyler I would recommend you start with one of her other books.
I've read a lot of Anne Tyler and always liked her style and subject matter, and this is one of the best.
A must read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Anne Tyler writes like Armistead Maupin's maiden aunt; not quite like a disapproving mother, but someone out of touch enough not to know what it is they're approving off. Read morePublished on 13 July 2006 by deadmanjones