Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Length: 192 pages
Audiobook Length: 4 hours and 50 minutes
First Published: 2020
Micah Mortimer is a creature of habit. A self-employed tech expert, superintendent of his Baltimore apartment building, cautious to a fault behind the steering wheel, he seems content leading a steady, circumscribed life. But one day his routines are blown apart when his woman friend (he refuses to call anyone in her late thirties a “girlfriend”) tells him she’s facing eviction, and a teenager shows up at Micah’s door claiming to be his son. These surprises, and the ways they throw Micah’s meticulously organized life off-kilter, risk changing him forever. An intimate look into the heart and mind of a man who finds those around him just out of reach, and a funny, joyful, deeply compassionate story about seeing the world through new eyes, Redhead by the Side of the Road is a triumph, filled with Anne Tyler’s signature wit and gimlet-eyed observation.
About Anne Tyler
Anne Tyler is the author of more than twenty novels. In 1989, she won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Breathing Lessons. Her other novels include A Spool of Blue Thread, Clock Dance, The Accidental Tourist, and Redhead by the Side of the Road. She currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Visit the author’s website →