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Clock Dance

Author: Anne Tyler
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Pub Date: 12/07/2018
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784742447
Availability: In Stock
Quick overview A Dubray Staff Recommended Read Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: when she was eleven and her mother disappeared, being proposed to at twenty-one, the accident that would make her a widow at forty-one. The spur-of-the moment decision to look after this woman - and her nine-year-old daughter, and her dog - will lead Willa into uncharted territory.
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I greet all new novels from Anne Tyler with great anticipation and Clock Dance doesn’t disappoint. Willa’s life has been largely determined by events beyond her control: unhappy childhood, marriage to Derek who then died in a car crash. Now married to boring Peter, she rushes to help her son’s ex who, hospitalised, needs childcare for her daughter. A cast of sharply drawn characters and a string of emotional events make Willa realise it’s never too late to change the course of her life.

- Recommended by Aileen Smyth, Dubray Rathmines


Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: when she was eleven and her mother disappeared, being proposed to at twenty-one, the accident that would make her a widow at forty-one. At each of these moments, Willa ended up on a path laid out for her by others.

So when she receives a phone call telling her that her son's ex-girlfriend has been shot and needs her help, she drops everything and flies across the country. The spur-of-the moment decision to look after this woman - and her nine-year-old daughter, and her dog - will lead Willa into uncharted territory. Surrounded by new and surprising neighbours, she is plunged into the rituals that make a community, and takes pleasure in the most unexpected things.

A bittersweet novel of hope and regret, fulfilment and renewal, Clock Dance brings us the everyday life of a woman who decides it's never too late to change direction, and choose your own path.



'She is and always will be my favourite author' - Liane Moriarty

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