Clock Dance (Hardback)Anne Tyler (author)
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Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: when she was eleven and her mother disappeared, being proposed to at twenty-one, the accident that would make her a widow at forty-one.
At each of these moments, Willa ended up on a path laid out for her by others. So when she receives a phone call telling her that her son's ex-girlfriend has been shot and needs her help, she drops everything and flies across the country. The spur-of-the moment decision to look after this woman - and her nine-year-old daughter, and her dog - will lead Willa into uncharted territory.
Surrounded by new and surprising neighbours, she is plunged into the rituals that make a community, and takes pleasure in the most unexpected things.
A bittersweet novel of hope and regret, fulfilment and renewal, Clock Dance brings us the everyday life of a woman who decides it's never too late to change direction, and choose your own path.
'She is and always will be my favourite author' - Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 30 mm
'An unexpected treat from an immensely funny writer' - The Telegraph
'Brims with the qualities that have brought her legions of fans and high critical acclaim. Characters pulse with lifelikeness. The tone flickers between humorous relish and sardonic shrewdness. Dialogue crackles with authenticity. Beneath it all is an insistence that it's never too soon to recognise how quickly life can speed by and never too late to make vitalising changes' - Peter Kemp, The Sunday Times
'A stellar addition to Tyler's prodigious catalogue' - Publishers Weekly'
'Tyler's bedazzling yet fathoms-deep feel-good novel is wrought with nimble humour, intricate understanding of emotions and family, place and community - and bounteous pleasure in quirkiness, discovery, and renewal' - Booklist