Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [viii], 355,  pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.
First edition/first printing in Near Fine condition, wrinkle to spine and sunned caps in about Fine, lightly rubbed and toned dust-jacket. Also included is a proof jacket with blank flaps and back panel. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number and signature on front paste down.
Scarred by grief after their 12-year-old son's senseless murder (he was shot by a hold-up man in a Burger Bonanza) , Macon and Sarah Leary are losing their marriage too. Macon is unable to cope when she leaves him, so he settles down 'safe among the people he'd started out with, ' moving back home with two divorced brothers and spinster sister Rose. Author of a series of guidebooks called Accidental Tourist for businessmen who hate to travel, Macon is Tyler's focus here, as she . . . Chronicles his journey from lonely self-absorption to an 'accidental' new life with brassy Muriel, a dog trainer from the Meow Bow Animal Hospital.
Basis for the major motion picture starring William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, and Geena Davis.