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Jeremy is a child-like, painfully shy batchelor who has never left home. He lives on the third floor of his mother's boarding house and spends his days cutting up coloured paper to make mosaic sculptures - until the day his mother dies and the beautiful Mary Tell arrives to turn his world upside down.

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amateur Marriage and Digging to America.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 202g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0099480115
  • 9780099480112
  • 262,251

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"A rich, revolutionary novel...she writes with virtuosity and perfect confidence, insight and compassion"
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"A rich, revolutionary novel...she writes with virtuosity and perfect confidence, insight and compassion" * The Times * "Anne Tyler's talent is to make extraordinary characters entirely credible... So unfaltering is their story that every word is convincing" * Sunday Times * "Tyler has created two characters at once entirely original and entirely convincing...a quiet but immensely strong novel, to admire and treasure" * Sunday Telegraph *
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About 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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Rating details

3,564 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 23% (827)
4 40% (1,438)
3 30% (1,056)
2 6% (205)
1 1% (38)
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