Anne Tyler is a formidably skilful storyteller, with every narrative trick at her effortless command. Her latest novel, like its predecessors, is concerned with the minutiae of everyday life. The Amateur Marriage opens in , soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and ends 60 years later, with America once again in shock following the uniquely horrible destruction of the World Trade Centre. The first of these historic events causes the young Michael Anton to sign up for military service. He joins the army to impress his girlfriend, Pauline Barclay, with whom he believes he is madly in love. Michael is offered no opportunity to display his heroism, thanks to a fellow private who shoots him in the thigh in what their superiors take to be an accident.
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Union of comfort and terror
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Thank you! Pauline believed that marriage was an interweaving of souls, while Michael viewed it as two people traveling side by side but separately. So smart, so sensitive, so readable and engaging. Is it churlish to suggest that an author obviously at the peak of her powers should broaden her horizons and push herself a little harder the next time out? There was a problem adding your email address.
It's not only the marriage that disintegrates
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For Anne Tyler aficionados, it will be enough to say that this is classic Tyler country. Marriage, indeed, is Tyler's emotional home territory: an awkward, edgy terrain. Moments of stumbling affection are typically inter-spliced, in varying proportions, with fractious irritation, and with the sense that, particularly in the long-term, marriage can be both terrifying and comforting, both provisional and settled. What is unnerving is that one is never quite sure which adjective will turn out to pair with which: to be settled may not necessarily turn out to be comforting.