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The Accidental Tourist
  • ISBN: 9780099480013
  • Pages: 416
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Binding: Paperback

The Accidental Tourist

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?

After the loss of his son and the departure of his wife, Macon neatly folds his anguish back into place and adapts the household on to more efficient lines. But with the arrival of Muriel, an eccentric and vulnerable dog trainer from the Meow-Bow dog clinic, his attempts at ordinary life are tragically and comically undone.

Redeemed by Muriel

There are books I admire but don’t read again and books I reread compulsively. The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler falls into the latter category. It was only a recent seventh rereading that...

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