'Bursting with vitality and variety, it's a tour-de-force'

Sunday Times

 

Micah Mortimer isn't the most polished person you'll ever meet. His numerous sisters and in-laws regard him oddly but very fondly.

 

He measures out his days running errands for work, maintaining an impeccable cleaning regime and going for runs (7:15, every morning).

He is content with the steady balance of his life. But then the order of things starts to tilt.

 

And when a teenager shows up at Micah's door claiming to be his son, Micah is confronted with another surprise he seems poorly equipped to handle . . . 

**A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2020****

 

LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020**
 

Anne Tyler - Redhead By The Side Of The Road

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