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The Company We Keep: Advisory Service for Youth

Collection Building

ISSN: 0160-4953

Article publication date: 1 February 1993


In the novel, The Member of the Wedding, Carson McCullers probes the American malaise through the longings of a young adolescent girl. Twelve‐year‐old Frankie no longer sees the world as round and inviting as a school globe. No, the world is huge and cracked and turning a thousand miles an hour. Indeed, the world seems separate from herself. In the midst of chaos, Frankie sees her brother's upcoming wedding as a chance to feel connected, to feel that she matters. The story focuses on Frankie's efforts to be a “member of the wedding,” as she recognizes, “they are the we of me.”


Lundin, A. (1993), "The Company We Keep: Advisory Service for Youth", Collection Building, Vol. 12 No. 3/4, pp. 45-56.




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