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  • Published: 4 October 1991
  • ISBN: 9780099527206
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288

Morgan's Passing

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

Morgan Gower has an outsize hairy beard, an array of peculiar costumes and fantastic headwear, and a serious smoking habit. He likes to pretend to be other people - a jockey, a shipping magnate, a foreign art dealer - and he likes to do this more and more since his massive brood of daughters are all growing up, getting married and finding him embarrassing. Then comes his first dramatic encounter with Emily and Leon Meredith, and the start of an extraordinary obsession.


‘She’s changed my perception on life’ Anna Chancellor

‘One of my favourite authors ’ Liane Moriarty

‘She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan

‘Anne Tyler has no peer’ Anita Shreve

‘My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world’ Nick Hornby

‘A masterly author’ Sebastian Faulks

‘Tyler is not merely good, she is wickedly good’ John Updike

‘I love Anne Tyler’ Anita Brookner

‘Her fiction has strength of vision, originality, freshness, unconquerable humour’ Eudora Welty

  • Published: 4 October 1991
  • ISBN: 9780099527206
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288

About the author

Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her bestselling novels include Breathing Lessons,The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Ladder of Years, Back When We Were Grownups, A Patchwork Planet, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America, A Spool of Blue Thread, Vinegar Girl and Clock Dance.

In 1989 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons; in 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English'; in 2012 she received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence; and in 2015 A Spool of Blue Thread was a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize.

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Praise for Morgan's Passing


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

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