A Tangled Web. L.M. Montgomery. 1931. 257 pages. [Source: Bought]
A dozen stories have been told about the old Dark jug. This is the true one.
A Tangled Web is certainly different from L.M. Montgomery's other novels. There isn't one main character or even one main story. Though I suppose one could argue that the two family clans putting on a show--acting their absolute best, just in case--over the "old Dark jug" might be the "big story." (While Aunt Becky left a will concerning all of her possessions, the new owner of the "old Dark jug" will not be revealed until a year has passed from her death.)
Tangled Web is ALL about relationships. It's about a family. A dysfunctional family. A large clan of somewhat eccentric, wonderfully flawed characters. The Darks and the Penhallows. The matriarch of the clan is Aunt Becky. (Becky Dark, nee Penhallow). She's an old woman (85), a character if ever there was one. A lady who speaks her mind. The kind of character you love reading about.
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