The short story 'Debarking' by Lorrie Moore was published in the magazine the New Yorker. This story exhibits a kind of criteria of a recognizable writing style. Although true, it also should be mentioned that the story creates a depressing mood.
The story is about a divorced man who felt lost in his life. When he established a new relationship with an unmarried woman, it was presented in the story as a routine process. He didn't want marriage but he did it anyway.
The main character stayed unhappy with this life choice. His image is very recognizable. The author made the story memorable, even the plot doesn't lead us to a happy ending.
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