Outerbridge Reach Themes & Social Concerns

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In each of his novels, Stone allows the reader access into a fictional world that is at once vivid and disconcerting.

He attempts in his fiction to create a situation that in his own words "liberates some people from the prison of the self as it invites others to play out their personal drama on a larger stage. One sees people caught up in things that transcend the personal, but always bringing their own needs and desires to bear. People make pleasant and unpleasant discoveries about each other and themselves. The elements of drama descend on ordinary people and ordinary lives." In Outerbridge Reach Owen Browne and his wife Anne are cast as the "ordinary people" about to play out the unrehearsed drama that awaits them. As the complacency of their lives is jarred by circumstance, they encounter an unforeseen dimension of experience that is both foreign...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Outerbridge Reach from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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