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The Accidental Tourist By Anne Tyler

The Accidental Tourist
by Anne Tyler

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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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The Accidental Tourist Summary


The Accidental Tourist by 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. OVER A MILLION ANNE TYLER BOOKS SOLD `She's changed my perception on life' Anna Chancellor `One of my favourite authors ' Liane Moriarty `She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan `Anne Tyler has no peer' Anita Shreve `My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world' Nick Hornby `A masterly author' Sebastian Faulks `Tyler is not merely good, she is wickedly good' John Updike `I love Anne Tyler' Anita Brookner `Her fiction has strength of vision, originality, freshness, unconquerable humour' Eudora Welty

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The Accidental Tourist Reviews


"Her masterpiece" * Daily Mail *
"Brilliant, funny, sad and sensitive" * Independent on Sunday *
"Anne Tyler gets better with every book, and this one is a triumph - funny, profound, sad and ultimately reassuring" * Sunday Telegraph *
"Warmly entertaining and sharply organised against cuteness or mush" * Guardian *
"The Accidental Tourist is one of Anne Tyler's best books" * New York Times *
"A beautiful, incandescent, heartbreaking, exhilarating book... The Accidental Tourist cuts so close to the bone that it leaves one aching with pleasure and pain. Words fail me: one cannot reasonably expect fiction to be much better than this" * Washington Post *
"Everything this author writes is shot through with intelligent insight, humour and humanity" * Daily Mail *

About Anne Tyler


Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her bestselling novels include Breathing Lessons, The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Ladder of Years, Back When We Were Grownups, A Patchwork Planet, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America, A Spool of Blue Thread, Vinegar Girl and Clock Dance. In 1989 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons; in 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English'; in 2012 she received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence; and in 2015 A Spool of Blue Thread was a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize.

Additional information

GOR000558760
The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
Anne Tyler
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1995-02-07
416
0099480018
9780099480013
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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