Redhead by the Side of the Road (Paperback)Anne Tyler (author)
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Another acutely observed evocation of Middle America, Redhead by the Side of the Road is both a deliciously offbeat love story and an affectionate character study of a lovable eccentric, stuck in his ways.
From the bestselling author of A Spool of Blue Thread: an offbeat love story about mis-steps, second chances and the elusive art of human connection
Micah Mortimer isn't the most polished person you'll ever meet. His numerous sisters and in-laws regard him oddly but very fondly, but he has his ways and means of navigating the world. He measures out his days running errands for work - his TECH HERMIT sign cheerily displayed on the roof of his car - maintaining an impeccable cleaning regime and going for runs (7:15, every morning).
He is content with the steady balance of his life. But then the order of things starts to tilt. His woman friend Cassia (he refuses to call anyone in her late thirties a 'girlfriend') tells him she's facing eviction because of a cat. And when a teenager shows up at Micah's door claiming to be his son, Micah is confronted with another surprise he seems poorly equipped to handle.
Redhead by the Side of the Road is an intimate look into the heart and mind of a man who sometimes finds those around him just out of reach - and a love story about the differences that make us all unique.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 140 g
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 10 mm
'Tyler rarely disappoints, but this is her best novel in some time - slender, unassuming, almost cautious in places, yet so very finely and energetically tuned...supremely sophisticated... Tyler's ability to make you care about her characters is amazing, and never more so than here.' - Julie Myerson, The Observer
'[Tyler's] 23rd novel fizzes with the qualities - characters who almost leap off the page with authenticity, speech and body language wonderfully caught - that, for more than half a century, have won her such admiration and affection' - Peter Kemp, The Sunday Times
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