Morgan Gower, quarant'anni passati, gestisce uno squallido negozio di ferramenta e vive in una casa grande e disordinata, sopporta una moglie petulante, una madre svampita, una sorella apatica, sette figlie, un cane e un gatto. Così, per sopravvivvere al quotidiano, ha sviluppato una sua ricetta: di tanto in tanto si traveste, si inventa un'identità e sperimenta le varie possibilità di altre vite che non gli appartengono. Ma un giorno, in questo delicato equilibrio, si inserisce una nuova coppia, Emily e Leon e, quando Morgan e Emily si scoprono innamorati, la situazione precipita.
- ISBN: 8882466671
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 325
It had been so long since I read Anne Tyler, I began to miss her. So I decided to reread Morgan’s Passing because it’s one of the books I least remember, likely because this book isn’t so much a well-plotted story as it is a great character study of protagonist, Morgan Gower. But this is typical of Leggi tutto
I don’t think I’ll be liking this novel once I’m middle-aged, forgetful and grumpy. Even now I can’t write a decent shopping list.
My least favourite Anne Tyler book so far combining two of my pet peeve story lines: 1) infidelity and 2) young, beautiful, bright woman ending up with a mentally-unstable, crusty old man. Still well-written.
I was disappointed with Morgan's Passing. I loved the first half of the book, but was disturbed when Morgan had romantic feelings for Emily and ended up leaving his wife for her. That seemed like is wasn't consistent with his character- the man I thought he was. He seemed to love his wife and daught Leggi tutto
Anne Tyler is so good. She's not everyone's cup of tea, but I just love reading her novels. They're quirky. Morgan irritated me somewhat at first, but then he grew on me. What I like about Tyler is that she deals with people who seem *almost* real, but they're just a little bit off. And they get int Leggi tutto
I really like Anne Tyler, so I was too stubborn to give up on this, though I considered it several times. Morgan Gower is possibly the most eccentric character I've encountered. They say some people march to the beat of a different drummer. I think Morgan Gower listened to a drumbeat in an alternate Leggi tutto
My favorite Anne Tyler novel, but they are all masterful. This one has a 'Hanna and Her Sisters' twist. I hope she comes out with a new one before long, but until she does I will just have to reread all her others for the fourth time. As I just did Morgan. This time through I realize that the Bonny ch Leggi tutto
Morgan's Passing was a disappointment for me personally, but I bet a lot of Anne Tyler fans would enjoy it. She is definitely an author that has her own style and it is easy to see in this book, but the story lacks the brilliantly odd characters of The Accidental Tourist or the emotional plot of Din Leggi tutto
Since reading my first novel by Anne Tyler in 1991, Saint Maybe , and instantly falling in love with her writing, I have read her works chronologically backwards for the most part. So this novel, published in 1980, is the oldest novel of hers I have read to date. The prose is classic Tyler and every Leggi tutto
I really enjoyed this book. It's a surprise that makes you think.
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