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Redhead by the Side of the Road (Paperback)
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Redhead by the Side of the Road (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages
Published: 01/04/2021
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Waterstones Says

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
ISBN: 9781529112450
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 138 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Bursting with vitality and variety, it's a tour de force . . . characters almost leap off the page with authenticity, speech and body language wonderfully caught - Sunday Times

Tyler’s piercing omniscience is on full, enthralling display - Vanity Fair

A book this lovely feels practically heaven-sent…. Crisp and direct, yet full of subtle touches, it’s a big-hearted tale of roads not taken — a delight from start to finish - Daily Mail

Anne Tyler really is the best. This reads as if she wrote it in one flawless seamless sitting. The sheer brilliance of making it all seem so effortless - Graham Norton

Almost unbearably poignant . . . a moving and perceptive story about one man’s inability to connect with others and his gradual move towards greater self-fulfilment - Sunday Express

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“Beautiful Characterisation”

This book has beautiful characterisation at its heart, and Tyler builds a believable world of family and flawed relationships. In Micah, the central character, she shows the blaming of others for the current... More

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“Fiction perfection”

A charming masterclass of fictional characterisation and human insight. Cass, Micah, and his family are quickly as real as the words on this page in this short but perfectly paced and elegant novel. Anne Tyler... More

“Tyler makes ordinary extraordinary”

Anne Tyler is without question my favourite contemporary writer. Breathing Lessons was my first Tyler and I remember exactly where I was when I picked up the book and said, ‘Is this any good?’ Gosh yes it was, and is... More

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