The Purple Swamp Hen - “Lorna and Tom” Summary & Analysis

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Summary

It is important to note that there are two stories from two very different time periods within “Lorna and Tom.” The primary story is that of Lorna and Tom’s marriage and younger years. However, this timeline is interrupted a few times with flash-forwards where the couple, now divorced, is meeting for lunch to discuss their adult daughter’s divorce. These interruptions are noted with paragraph breaks and an asterisk in the center of the page.

The story begins with Tom Clark meeting his girlfriend’s parents. It is 1956 and Tom wants to ask Lorna Braithwaite to marry him, but he must first meet her parents and ask her father for permission. He does not know how wealthy Lorna is until he visits her family home to meet her parents. He is unimpressed by the wealth and feels intimidated, knowing that his...

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