Redhead at the Side of the Road: Isolating yourself one step too far
Anne Tyler is famous for writing extraordinary novels about ordinary people. Her latest is no different. The meaning of it, the point? Does it trouble him to think that he will probably spend his next thirty or forty years this way? Nobody knows. Micah is in many ways a classic Tyler character.
Micah Mortimer measures out his days running errands for work, maintaining an impeccable cleaning regime and going for runs , every morning. He is in a long-term relationship with his woman friend Cassia, but they live apart. His carefully calibrated life is regular, steady, balanced. But then the order of things starts to tilt. Cassia is threatened with eviction, and when a teenager shows up at Micah's door claiming to be his son, he is confronted with another surprise he seems poorly equipped to handle.
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