Winesburg, Ohio - Tandy Summary & Analysis

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Tandy Summary

Tandy is a seven-year-old girl whose father pays little attention to her and whose mother is dead. Her father, Tom Hard, is an agnostic and tries to convert everyone to his opinions. He is so absorbed by this quest that he ignores Tandy, who lives off the occasional bounty of her dead mother's relatives.

Tom befriends a visitor to the town. The visitor is a young, red-haired man who moved to Winesburg in an attempt to rid himself of bad influences and quit drink. However, he winds up drinking more than ever out of boredom.

Late one evening, as Tom sits with his daughter in his arms, the drunken stranger begins to babble, tears running down his face. He says that he has failed in his attempt to stop drinking but that there is a reason. He says that he is a lover...

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