This novel revolves around a middle-aged couple, Ira and Maggie Moran, and their journey to a funeral. The story delves into their relationship dynamics, their regrets, and their hopes for the future. The narrative explores the complexities of marriage, the disappointments of parenthood, and the general trials and tribulations of life. The couple's interactions with other characters they meet along the way further illuminate their struggles and their enduring love for each other.
The 2680th greatest book of all time
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This book is on the following lists:
- Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
- 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
- The Modern Library: The Two Hundred Best Novels in English Since 1950 (The Modern Library (Book))