A perfect love story for imperfect people.
Micah Mortimer measures out his days running errands for work, maintaining an impeccable cleaning regime and going for runs (7:15, every morning). He is in a long-term relationship with his woman friend Cassia, but they live apart. His carefully calibrated life is regular, steady, balanced.
But then the order of things starts to tilt. Cassia is threatened with eviction, and when a teenager shows up at Micah's door claiming to be his son, he is confronted with another surprise he seems poorly equipped to handle.
Can Micah, a man to whom those around him always seem just out of reach, find a way back to his perfectly imperfect love story?
** BOOK OF THE YEAR Sunday Times, Daily Express, Times, Daily Telegraph, Good Housekeeping, Metro, Spectator, New Statesman**
** LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020**
PRAISE FOR REDHEAD BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD:
'A book this lovely feels practically heaven-sent' Daily Mail
'Comfort reading of the best sort' Irish Times
'Tyler packs feeling and insight into every single sentence' Good Housekeeping
'Anne Tyler has the ability to take the minutiae of characters' lives and say wise things about the human condition that other writers can only dream of' Stylist
'Bursting with vitality and variety, it's a tour-de-force' Sunday Times
'I love Anne Tyler...I've read every single book she's written' Jacqueline Wilson
Readers LOVE this book:
'If you like a simply told tale that drips with heart and heartache and life and empathy and gentle humour then you can't go wrong with this'
'Anne Tyler excels in her grasp of the low key ordinary everyday lives of her characters and their relationships, as she demonstrates in this beautifully observed and astute novel'
'Not many authors can make everyday life so interesting and entertaining, and long may Anne Tyler continue to do so.'
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- Verlag: Random House
- Seitenzahl: 192
- Erscheinungstermin: 9. April 2020
- ISBN-13: 9781473574663
- Artikelnr.: 57142379
If ever there was a perfect time for a new Anne Tyler novel, it s now and this one doesn t disappoint . . . Heartwarming and very funny one of Tyler s best yet. People (book of the week)
Anne Tyler could make even quarantined lives feel expansive and lovely . . . Though we have stripped our daily rituals down to their bare essentials, we remain as big and as loving and as scared and as frustratingly human as we were before the world outside screeched to a halt. Redhead by the Side of the Road is a delicate and moving reminder of this, and proves Tyler s voice remains as vital as ever. Vanity Fair
Tyler s novels are always worth scooping up but especially this gently amusing soother, right now, when all of our cherished routines have been disrupted. NPR
Entrancing . . . Tyler is an American Vermeer whose canvases keep opening whole worlds within compact frames . . . As novelist Marilynne Robinson has observed, 'realism has been so predominant a literary style that it is easy to forget it is a style. One of its flawless practitioners is Anne Tyler, whose fiction maps the sea changes of her characters in carefully calibrated, deceptively understated prose . . . Tyler is a keen-eyed but tenderhearted social observer. Hamilton Cain, O Magazine
Affecting . . . Tyler has the rare ability to evoke the ordinary with particularity. The New Yorker
There s always good reason to celebrate a new Anne Tyler novel, and Redhead by the Side of the Road warrants popping open the champagne . . . Who else can make words sparkle with humor and tenderness in quite this way? . . . Hilarious and poignant . . . Shows the author at the top of her form. Boston Globe
Anne Tyler, she knows what she s doing. You feel very taken care of when you re reading an Anne Tyler book. Ann Patchett, Wisconsin Public Radio
Anne Tyler may, in the end, prove to be one of the most influential novelists of her generation . . . Her books are so irresistibly readable that it s startling to realise what technical marvels they often are. Daily Telegraph
If, in December, we might sing, We need a little Christmas right this very minute, in pandemic panic we might warble that we need or could surely use a little Anne Tyler. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
It moves so quickly and seamlessly . . . Poignant. Minneapolis Star Tribune
Reading Anne Tyler is always pure pleasure, and Redhead by the Side of the Road is the author at her best. This joyful book is a powerful reminder of how much we need human connection. BookPage (starred)
Another gem from Anne Tyler . . . This is her best novel in some time . . . Tyler has won so many plaudits over the past 50 odd years that it s hard to think of new superlatives to add . . . Tyler s ability to make you care about her characters is amazing, and never more so than here. Observer (UK)
Tyler s warmly comedic, quickly read tale, a perfect stress antidote, will delight her fans and provides an excellent first for readers new to this master of subtle and sublime brilliance . . . Perfectly modulated, instantly enmeshing, heartrending, funny, and redemptive. Booklist
A fully realised world full of dry humour . . . Each character is deftly drawn in a few lines. The Times (UK)
A brilliantly detailed, tender depiction of one man s regrettable way of living . . . Brings plenty of funny, relatable scenarios. Irish Times
Delightful . . . Tyler is a magician . . . You finish her novels feeling closer to life, and closer to other people. Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday (UK)
Both moving and comforting in our time of greater crises . . . Tyler s writing is so expertly nuanced and honest that she carries us into these fictional strangers lives as if they really matter. Sydney Morning Herald
Tyler succeeds by gifting fans with Micah, yet another in her unique and memorable list of characters. Redhead by the Side of the Road is simply a delight . . . Tyler makes her craft look easy again. The Missourian
Pitch-perfect . . . Tyler is now, as she has long been, at the height of her powers. Washington City Paper
A work that makes you want to live more attentively . . . [Tyler s characters] are imagined with a curiosity and compassion seldom found in contemporary prose. Financial Times
What a joy it is to open a new novel from Anne Tyler . . . The qualities that have served her and her readers so well are still strong in her fiction telling details, realistic dialogue and interactions, the rare ability to look at ordinary people and find rich depths of humanity that enlighten us all. She presents all this with just the right mix of humor and pathos. It s no wonder her books ring true to so many people. Greensboro News & Record (North Carolina)
Exquisite . . . Tyler s wit and humanity seem to be as vigorous as ever. Anniston Star (Alabama)
There s warmth, wisdom, and a wealth of brilliantly caught characters in Anne Tyler s cheering new novel . Sunday Times (UK)
Characteristically tender . . . Suffused with feeling and very moving. Kirkus Reviews (starred)