The Marriage Plot

Growing up, Leonard was made to understand by Frank that the Bankheads were “old Portland”, by which he meant the families who’d come to Oregon when it was still part of the Northwest Territory.

This giant turd of a historical reference – confusing the Northwest Territory (of which Indiana was a part) with the Pacific Northwest (where Oregon is) – mars what is otherwise an immensely enjoyable, carefully crafted novel by Jeffery Eugenides The Marriage PlotI’m going to forgive Eugenides this oversight, and still highly recommend this book.

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