The Beginner's Goodbye

Vintage Digital

When Dorothy came back from the dead, Aaron noticed that some people simply ignored the fact; some seemed to have forgotten she had died in the first place; and others just walked straight on by.

The accident that killed Dorothy -- involving an oak tree, a sun porch and some elusive biscuits -- leaves Aaron bereft and the house a wreck. As those around him fuss and flap and bring him casserole after casserole, Aaron ploughs on. He busies himself with work at the family firm, a publisher with a successful line in 'Beginner's Guides' to every stage and aspect of life. But then Dorothy starts to materialize in the oddest places. At first, she only comes for a short while, leaving Aaron longing for more. Gradually she stays for longer, and as they talk they also bicker ...

The cracks that start to reappear in their perfectly normal marriage are as well worn and familiar to Aaron as Dorothy herself. As Aaron starts to emerge from his grief, they are also a reassuringly poignant reminder that life may move on, but some things will forever remain the same.

"A near flawless novel of love and loss ... exquisitely poignant but unsentimental"
Anne Tyler
"A terrific writer... She's changed my perception on life'" Anna Chancellor "Deeply rewarding novel about grief and hope, infused with gentle humour" Sunday Times "A near flawless novel of love and loss ... exquisitely poignant but unsentimental" -- Rosemary Goring Sunday Herald "She's a master storyteller and inventor of character" -- Vanessa Berridge Daily Express "This novel's great achievement is to capture the tensions and subtleties of a married life cut short. I read it virtually in one sitting, but that's a fairly common experience with Anne Tyler books. I didn't want it to end. Which is also a fairly common Tyler thing" -- Viv Groskop Independent on Sunday
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Seitenzahl 272 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 05.04.2012
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781448113125
Verlag Random House Children's Books
Dateigröße 3154 KB
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