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The Amateur Marriage
by Anne Tyler

RRP €12.80

The Amateur Marriage
by Author Name Anne Tyler

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List Price:12.80
Format: Paperback, 198 x 129 x 20mm, 320pp
Publication date: 02 Sep 2004
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN-13: 9780099469599

Description

From the incomparable Anne Tyler, a rich and compelling novel, spanning three generations, about a mismatched marriage - and its consequences. Michael and Pauline seemed like the perfect couple - young, good-looking, made for each other. The moment she walked into his mother's grocery store in Baltimore, he was smitten, and in the heat of World War II fervour, they marry in haste. From the sound of the cash register in the old grocery to the counter-culture jargon of the sixties, from the miniskirts to the multilayers of later years, Anne Tyler captures the nuances of everyday life with telling precision and sly humour.

Reviews

"A brilliant writer...funny, tragic, wise" -- Lynne Truss Independent "A warm, compelling read - and another brilliant showcase for Tyler's talent for taking a common experience and lifting it out of the ordinary" Daily Mirror "The meanings of this beautifully written novel reach far wider than Baltimore. I shed a tear as I finished the Antons' story" -- Paul Barker Evening Standard "Mesmerising" The Economist "Tyler's compelling, moving and often amusing tale is the story of any marriage - every page brings a smile of recognition to the reader" Daily Mail