The Beginner's Goodbye
Doubleday Canada, 2012/04/03 - 208 ページ
Anne Tyler gives us a wise, haunting, and deeply moving new novel in which she explores how a middle-aged man, ripped apart by the death of his wife, is gradually restored by her frequent appearances -- in their house, on the roadway, in the market.
Crippled in his right arm and leg, Aaron has spent his childhood fending off a sister who wants to manage him. When he meets Dorothy, a plain, outspoken, independent young woman, she is like a breath of fresh air. Unhesitatingly, he marries her, and they have a relatively happy, unremarkable life together.
But when a tree crashes into their house and Dorothy is killed, Aaron feels as though he has been erased forever. Only Dorothy's unexpected appearances from the dead help him to live in the moment and find some peace. Gradually he discovers, as he works in the family's vanity-publishing business, (turning out titles that presume to guide beginners through the trails of life) that maybe for this beginner there is a way of saying goodbye.
A beautiful, subtle exploration of loss and recovery, pierced throughout with Anne Tyler's humour, wisdom, and always penetrating look at human foibles.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: The Beginner's Goodbyeユーザー レビュー - Kurt Evans - Goodreads
Anne Tyler has one of the best writing styles I've ever read. She creates characters that are curiously very ordinary yet somehow still unique. she always manages to come up with some idea or ... レビュー全文を読む
Review: The Beginner's Goodbyeユーザー レビュー - Broadwaydon - Goodreads
Writing reviews presents some interesting challenges. In this instance, telling a bit about the plot is where the challenge comes in. It's not that it's hard to do, it's that if I tell you what it's ... レビュー全文を読む