Jeremy è sulla soglia dei quarant'anni, è un artista e gode anche di un certo successo, ha qualche allievo occasionale e vende le sue opere, ma vive in un mondo tutto suo, ovattato, protetto dall'anziana madre, che per vivere trasforma la sua casa in una sorta di pensione. Quando la madre muore, per un momento sembra che qualcosa possa cambiare nella sua vita, ma tutto continua esattamente come prima. Jeremy continua a vivere con la testa fra le nuvole, a dedicare qualche minuto al resto della sua vita. Affitta le numerose stanze della grande casa a persone sole, pensionati, studenti, che si mescolano formando uno strano gruppo omogeneo.
- ISBN: 8882466280
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 270
- Data di uscita: 05-09-2003
This was brilliant. Tyler's voices are always so beautifully realized. Every character has such a unique point of view and narration. I especially loved the voice of the woman who opened the novel; I could read a whole book about her. Yes, it was an excellent book, but... But it left me gazing at one Leggi tutto
As usual, this was a perfectly enjoyable read because Anne Tyler's writing is so comforting; it's like a warm blanket. She creates these worlds in her stories that feel very inhabitable. Although her characters and the plot-lines toe the line of eccentricity that is a tad unbelievable. But that's th Leggi tutto
Tyler's most recognizable feature is her unique characters. To say many of her characters are off center is being polite. Many are just plain strange, but almost always in an appealing way. Tyler loves people, especially those who choose to approach life with their own unique view despite what socie Leggi tutto
Anne Tyler has had a weird career. She's been a prolific author for decades, but the first one of her novel's that's really considered one of her classics is 1982's "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant", which was her 9th novel. Looking through her list of novels sorted by Goodreads ratings, the most
After reading the first section of Anne Tyler’s 1974 novel, I believe her fifth, I was swept away by her writing and remembered why she is one of my favorite novelists. The character of Amanda, this strident, spinster is wonderful and I’d have been happy to read a novel where she alone was the main Leggi tutto
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