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The beginner's goodbye : a novel

Autore: Anne Tyler
Editore: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : Fiction : English : First United States editionVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Anne Tyler gives us a wise, haunting, and deeply moving new novel in which she explores how a middle-aged man, ripped apart by the death of his wife, is gradually restored by her frequent appearances--in their house, on the roadway, in the market. Crippled in his right arm and leg, Aaron has spent his childhood fending off a sister who wants to manage him. So when he meets Dorothy, a plain, outspoken, independent  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Ghost stories
Psychological fiction
Fiction
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento Libro
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Anne Tyler
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Numero OCLC: 745979743
Note: "This is a Borzoi book."--Title page verso.
Descrizione: 197 pages ; 22 cm
Responsabilità: by Anne Tyler.

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"Anne Tyler gives us a wise, haunting, and deeply moving new novel in which she explores how a middle-aged man, ripped apart by the death of his wife, is gradually restored by her frequent appearances--in their house, on the roadway, in the market. Crippled in his right arm and leg, Aaron has spent his childhood fending off a sister who wants to manage him. So when he meets Dorothy, a plain, outspoken, independent young woman, she is like a breath of fresh air. Unhesitatingly, he marries her, and they have a relatively happy, unremarkable marriage. But when a tree crashes into their house and Dorothy is killed, Aaron feels as though he has been erased forever. Only Dorothy's unexpected appearances from the dead help him to live in the moment and to find some peace. Gradually he discovers, as he works in the family's vanity-publishing business, turning out titles that presume to guide beginners through the trials of life, that maybe for this beginner there is a way of saying goodbye. A beautiful, subtle exploration of loss and recovery, pierced throughout with Anne Tyler's humor, wisdom, and always penetrating look at human foibles"--

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