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Clock Dance

Clock Dance

Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: when she was 11 and her mother disappeared, being proposed to at 21, the accident that would make her a widow at 41. The spur-of-the moment decision to look after this woman - and her nine-year-old daughter, and ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781784742447
Barcode 9781784742447
Published 16 July 2018 by Vintage
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Tyler, Anne
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ISBN-13 9781784742447
ISBN-10 1784742449
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Chatto & Windus
Publication Date 16 July 2018
International Publication Date 12 July 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Tyler, Anne
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 372g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress FICTION / Family Life / General
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 916297

Description of this Book

Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: when she was 11 and her mother disappeared, being proposed to at 21, the accident that would make her a widow at 41. 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. 'What Tyler does best is to illuminate that life is not about what one achieves but how one gets to that point; and that the most meaningful moments are not always memorable ones but the interstitial spaces and everyday conversations between ordinary people' Jodi Picoult

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A stellar addition to Tyler's prodigious catalogue * Publishers Weekly * Tyler's bedazzling yet fathoms-deep feel-good novel is wrought with nimble humour, intricate understanding of emotions and family, place and community - and bounteous pleasure in quirkiness, discovery, and renewal * Booklist *

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Author's Bio

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her bestselling novels include Breathing Lessons, The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Ladder of Years, Back When We Were Grownups, A Patchwork Planet, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America, A Spool of Blue Thread and Vinegar Girl. In 1989 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons; in 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English'; in 2012 she received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence; and in 2015 A Spool of Blue Thread was a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize.

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