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COLORADO REVIEW: Review of McGlue

McGlue is, in a sense, a love story, one of friendship and perhaps something more. It is also a tragedy. Like all great tragic figures, McGlue’s self-awareness, particularly about his own flaws, arrives too late, after the damage has been done. Moshfegh deftly reveals McGlue’s humanity and the profound sadness and regret he carries inside him as a result of his many failings. It is this regret that ultimately redeems him so that a reader is, in the end, able to sympathize with him and lament his fate.—LENORE MYKA