Macon Leary is a travel writer who hates both travel and anything out of the ordinary. He is grounded by loneliness and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts. Then he meets Muriel, a deliciously peculiar dog-obedience trainer who upends Macon's insular world and thrusts him headlong into a remarkable engagement with life.
Bittersweet Evocative It's easy to forget this is the warm lull of fiction; you half-expect to run into her characters at the dry cleaners. Tyler is] a writer of great compassion. "The Boston Globe"
Tyler has given us an endlessly diverting book whose strength gathers gradually to become a genuinely thrilling one. "Los Angeles Times"
A delight A graceful comic novel about getting through life. "The Wall Street Journal"
A rarely equaled richness and depth delicious humor Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place. "Newsday"
About the Author
Nee en 1941, Anne Tyler reside actuellement a Baltimore. Cette figure majeure de la litterature americaine contemporaine a su se concilier les graces du lectorat comme celles de la critique. C'est qu'elle n'est pas seulement merveilleuse, elles perversement merveilleuse, selon le mot de John Updike. Ont deja paru aux editions Stock: "Toujours partir", "Le Voyageur malgre lui", "Le Dejeuner de la nostalgie" et "Une autre femme".
Joe Barrett has been a working stage, screen, and recording booth actor since 1974 and an award-winning and eight-time Audie Award nominated audiobook narrator since 1999. He also practiced law for five years--but don t hold that against him. Joe is married to actress Andrea Wright, and together they have four very grown children.