Discover a beautiful story of what it is to be human from Pulitzer prize-winning Sunday Times bestselling Anne Tyler
How does a man addicted to routine - a man who flosses his teeth before love-making - cope with the chaos of everyday life?
With the loss of his son, the departure of his wife and the arrival of Muriel, a dog trainer from the Meow-Bow dog clinic, Macon's attempts at ordinary life are tragically and comically undone.
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‘One of my favourite authors ’ Liane Moriarty
‘She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan
‘Anne Tyler has no peer’ Anita Shreve
‘A masterly author’ Sebastian Faulks
Brilliant, funny, sad and sensitive
Anne Tyler gets better with every book, and this one is a triumph – funny, profound, sad and ultimately reassuring
Warmly entertaining and sharply organised against cuteness or mush
The Accidental Tourist is one of Anne Tyler’s best books
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