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In the novel Clock Without Hands, McCullers focuses on the act of dying. The central character,Malone, has been diagnosed with a terminal cancer, and given fifteen months to live . The thrust of the book is on Malone's coming to terms with his imminent death, and in the process understanding the mysteries of life.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Brain/Body disability?    -   physical disability

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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