Micah Mortimer è un uomo molto abitudinario. Tecnico informatico, si divide tra i computer e il condominio di Baltimora dove abita e lavora come tuttofare. È pienamente soddisfatto della sua esistenza e della relazione con Cass, anche questa ben incanalata sui binari della routine. Le sue giornate si susseguono senza scossoni: la corsa del mattino, seguita da doccia, colazione e pulizie di casa, il pranzo, gli incontri coi clienti che lo chiamano per una consulenza e le serate, a volte con Cass, a volte da solo. Ma un giorno alla sua porta si presenta Brink, il figlio adolescente di Lorna, con cui Micah aveva avuto una storia al college. Il ragazzo, dopo un passo falso a scuola e in crisi con la famiglia, ha deciso di rintracciare Micah, convinto che tra loro possa esserci un legame, e di chiedergli ospitalità. Questa visita inaspettata obbliga Micah a riconsiderare il suo passato e a guardare con altri occhi tutto quello che fino ad allora aveva dato per scontato, facendogli capire cosa conta davvero e come averne cura. Perché a volte abbandonare il conforto rassicurante delle abitudini può aprire la strada a una vita più autentica.
In questo nuovo e intenso romanzo Anne Tyler si conferma raffinata e acuta conoscitrice dell’animo umano, capace di raccontare storie in cui ognuno può ritrovare un pezzo di sé.
- ISBN: 8823525705
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 228
The only place I went wrong, he writes, was expecting things to be perfect. I remember being in my early teens in school and our English teacher making us read Anne Tyler's Digging to America . I remember rolling my eyes, along with my classmates, because we were forced to read something so insuff
As a long time fan of Anne Tyler, I was excited to read an advanced copy of her newest novel which takes us back to her beloved Baltimore with another quirky character and I wasn’t disappointed. I couldn’t help but root for Micah Mortimer in spite of his idiosyncrasies. He has a girlfriend that he c Leggi tutto
*3.5 Stars * On the face of it, this story is just so darned ordinary, but Anne Tyler manages to turn the ordinary, the mundane, into extraordinary and imaginative, with her observations on the minutiae of life. 44 year old Micah lives alone in a basement flat, a very well ordered place it has to be s Leggi tutto
On the Booker Prize Longlist! Anne Tyler excels in her grasp of the low key ordinary everyday lives of her characters and their relationships, as she demonstrates in this beautifully observed and astute novel that focuses on 44 year old Micah Mortimer. He is living in a ultra clean, well ordered, bas Leggi tutto
Sometimes when he was dealing with people, he felt like he was operating one of those claw machines on a boardwalk, those shovel things where you tried to scoop up a prize but the controls were too unwieldy and you worked at too great a remove. ---------------------------------------- “Sometim
“You have to wonder what goes through the mind of a man like Micah Mortimer.” He’s a rather ordinary man but I’ve said it before and will say it again....Anne Tyler is one of the few authors who can write about the ordinary in such an extraordinary way. Micah is a middle-aged perfectionist. His days a Leggi tutto
3.5 Smooth as butter. First thing I noticed as I started reading was how seamlessly this novel flowed. Micah is a common man, a rather ordinary person albeit with a few quirks. He has a solid schedule on how his housework gets done, certain days for certain chores. I thought this might be an enviabl Leggi tutto
BOOKER PRIZE 2020 LONGLISTED Redhead by the Side of the Road is a short, character-driven novel, charming and wry, with endearing characters whose quirks are relatable and not overdone. This is undemanding reading, where you can feel at ease in the deft hands of a veteran storyteller. It’s the book Leggi tutto
4 Stars Sometimes, in the Ordinary, lies the Extraordinary. Micah Mortimer is a single man in his mid forties. A self-made man who is the “Super” at the apartment building he resides at, and who also owns his own business: “Tech-Hermit” He lives a simple life and is a creature of habit. In short, he Leggi tutto
Tender, touching, and revealing.... a novel that can be gulped whole in one sitting. Anne Tyler packs the power of authenticity — creating an honest portrayal of the trials and triumphs associated with the ordinary strands of personal identity, and family. With a sharp sense of character and humor... Leggi tutto