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  • Published: 5 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780099480013
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416

The Accidental Tourist




From the Pulitzer prize-winning Sunday Times bestseller Anne Tyler. The Accidental Tourist is now re-jacketed along with the rest of Tyler’s books in striking new backlist style

Discover a beautiful story of what it is to be human from Pulitzer prize-winning Sunday Times bestselling Anne Tyler

How does a man addicted to routine - a man who flosses his teeth before love-making - cope with the chaos of everyday life?

With the loss of his son, the departure of his wife and the arrival of Muriel, a dog trainer from the Meow-Bow dog clinic, Macon's attempts at ordinary life are tragically and comically undone.

**ANNE TYLER HAS SOLD OVER 1 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE**

‘One of my favourite authors ’ Liane Moriarty

‘She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan

‘Anne Tyler has no peer’ Anita Shreve

‘A masterly author’ Sebastian Faulks

  • Published: 5 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780099480013
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416

About the author

Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her bestselling novels include Breathing Lessons,The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Ladder of Years, Back When We Were Grownups, A Patchwork Planet, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America, A Spool of Blue Thread, Vinegar Girl and Clock Dance.

In 1989 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons; in 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English'; in 2012 she received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence; and in 2015 A Spool of Blue Thread was a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize.

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Praise for The Accidental Tourist

Her masterpiece

Daily Mail

Brilliant, funny, sad and sensitive

Independent on Sunday

Anne Tyler gets better with every book, and this one is a triumph – funny, profound, sad and ultimately reassuring

Sunday Telegraph

Warmly entertaining and sharply organised against cuteness or mush

Guardian

The Accidental Tourist is one of Anne Tyler’s best books

New York Times

A beautiful, incandescent, heartbreaking, exhilarating book… The Accidental Tourist cuts so close to the bone that it leaves one aching with pleasure and pain. Words fail me: one cannot reasonably expect fiction to be much better than this

Washington Post

Everything this author writes is shot through with intelligent insight, humour and humanity

Daily Mail

I’m inspired by every word that she writes

Woman & Home

Brilliant, funny, sad and sensitive

Independent on Sunday

Anne Tyler gets better with every book, and this one is a triumph - funny, profound, sad and ultimately reassuring

Sunday Telegraph

Now poignant, now funny... Anne Tyler is brilliant

New York Times Book Review

A vibrant and astonishing and, above all, achingly funny book

Cosmopolitan

My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world, is Anne Tyler

Nick Hornby

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