"Brilliant, funny, sad and sensitive" (Independent on Sunday
"Anne Tyler gets better with every book, and this one is a triumph - funny, profound, sad and ultimately reassuring" (Sunday Telegraph
"Now poignant, now funny... Anne Tyler is brilliant" (New York Times Book Review
"A vibrant and astonishing and, above all, achingly funny book" (Cosmopolitan
"My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world, is Anne Tyler" (Nick Hornby)
As Macon's life falls apart, he tries to tie it back together with routine and habit. But sometimes life just doesn't work like that.