In this fourth installment in the Times’ series on class, Lewin provides lots of quotes, and not much dialogue or scene—and yet the intimate reporting, the insightful and probing look at this cross-class marriage, gives the piece the feel of narrative. We appreciated the wealth of telling details that capture difference. We found the sections on the couple’s respective children especially effective. These scenes were surely the result of thorough reporting. Overall the piece, despite having no real plot, has a sense of destination, the sense that Lewin is leading us on a journey. The journey ends in the touching last paragraph, with its poignant quote.
Read “When Richer Weds Poorer, Money Isn’t the Only Difference,” by Tamar Lewin