The Master's Castle Summary
Anthony Doerr

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The Master's Castle Overview

In Anthony Doerr's third-person short story "The Master's Castle," Basil Bebbington is on a lifelong search for meaning, happiness, and love. When Basil discovers that a woman with whom he was in love has published a bestselling book several years into his tumultuous marriage, Basil begins dreaming about their reunion. As his memories and imaginings distort his reality, Basil must decide how to protect his son and find contentment for himself. The short story explores themes including longing, happiness, and dreams.

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