Book #31597

The Accidental Tourist - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Anne Tyler
The Accidental Tourist - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Anne Tyler.

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [viii], 355, [5] pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.
ISBN: 039454689x

First edition/first printing in Near Fine condition with light soiling to bottom edge in alike dust-jacket with chipping , edgewear, and soiling.

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.

Price: $29.00

Author Bio

Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler (born October 25, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) worked as a librarian and bibliographer, before moving to Maryland and becoming a novelist. Breathing Lessons, her eleventh novel, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989. Her tenth novel, The Accidental Tourist was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1986, received the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1985, and became a 1988 major motion picture, starring Geena Davis and William Hurt. She currently reside in Baltimore, Maryland.