A Good Man Is Hard To Find: Short Story by Flannery O'Connor

A Good Man Is Hard To Find: Short Story

Flannery O'Connor

fiction classics short stories challenging dark slow-paced

25 pages | first published 1949


A family embarks on a fateful road trip, setting out for a vacation in Florida. The matriarch of the family, Grandmother, wants the family to head to Tennessee instead, and eventually manipulates her son into a diversion from their course that wil...
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dark 80%
reflective 40%
tense 40%
challenging 20%
funny 20%
mysterious 20%


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slow 20%
medium 20%

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