Average Waves in Unprotected Waters Summary
Anne Tyler

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Average Waves in Unprotected Waters Summary

"Average Waves in Unprotected Waters," first published in the February 28, 1977, edition of the New Yorker, is one of Anne Tyler's most anthologized short stories. Themes that appear in all of Tyler's writing are encapsulated in the life of the story's protagonist, Bet Blevins, whom the reader meets on the day she is to institutionalize her mentally handicapped son. These themes include: the family and the role of the individual in relationship to the family...

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