Saturday January 18, 2020

Tyler still capturing the quiet heroism of ordinary Americans

Hiding within Clock Dance’s unchallenging story of intergenerational camaraderie, there’s a far weightier question: that of finding purpose in life

5th August, 2018
The plot of Anne Tyler’s new novel crosses generations and social demographics

Fiction: Clock Dance, By Anne Tyler, Chatto & Windus, €17.50

Clock Dance is the 22nd novel from Anne Tyler, the highly acclaimed author of titles including The Accidental Tourist and Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant. It follows Willa Drake, a housewife turned language teacher, through the years 1967, during her childhood in an unstable home; 1977, when she marries and drops out of college; 1997, when she loses her husband in a car...

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