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The Accidental Tourist

Macon Leary is a travel writer who hates both travel and anything out of the ordinary He is grounded by lonelines. Love is in the air or maybe anxiously repressed in February and my romantic literature jag concludes with The Accidental Tourist the 1985 novel by Anne Tyler and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction that year Like all of my reads in the shortest month of the year this was my introduction to the author and I found much of Tyler s story to be an absolute delight This is a novel by and for mature adults that finds a wonderful balance between the melancholy of losing a child and long term spouse in the same year and the excitement of meeting someone new with its awkwardness miscommunication and urges to flee to the familiarThe story focuses on Macon Leary a methodical and steady man of 42 who s introduced driving himself and his mercurial wife Sarah home from a beach vacation that wrapped up early when neither found the heart for it His wife sports a suntan Macon does not His determination to keep driving through a heavy rainstorm despite Sarah s apprehension escalates into her declaration that she can t live with him any and wants to move out Their house in an older part of Balti is left to Macon to occupy alone with Edward a Welsh corgi which belonged to the couple s only child Ethan murdered at the age of 12 along with the other diners in a fast food restaurantMacon is a reluctant travel writer author of a series of guidebooks called The Accidental Tourist catering to businessmen and others forced into foreign locales when they d prefer the comforts of home Twelve years ago Macon was sort of helping run a bottle cap factory inherited with his brothers Charles and Porter from their grandfather Macon s interest in writing and working for a newspaper led to an article in a local weekly on a crafts fair The article was all about Macon s fussiness at the fair but caught the attention of Julian Edge publisher of Businessman s Press who identified a niche and offered Macon a job It was one of Macon s bad habits to start itching to go home too early No matter how short a stay he d planned partway through he would decide that he ought to leave that he d allowed himself far too much time that everything truly necessary had already been accomplished or almost everything almost accomplished Then the rest of the visit was spent in phone calls to travel agents and fruitless trips to airline offices and standby waits that came to nothing so that he was forced to return to the hotel he d just checked out of He always promised himself this wouldn t happen again but somehow it always did In England it happened on his fourth afternoon What was there to do he started wondering Hadn t he got the gist of the placeNeither Macon or his dog Edward take it well when Sarah moves out and their sorry state contributes to Macon slipping down the basement stairs and breaking his leg To recuperate Macon moves back home to be taken care of by his sister Rose a fixer who also cares for his gifted but socially challenged brothers Charles and Porter as well as the neighborhood s elderly Edward terrorizes the household to the point where the siblings read Macon the riot act For help he turns to Muriel Pritchett an animal caretaker he left Edward with at the Meow Bow Animal Hospital before his trip to England Nothing about Muriel from her frizzy hair to her eclectic fashion sense to her youth appeals to Macon who has never dated anyone except his stately wife Sarah and has little interest in starting He ignores Muriel s overtures to meet for a drink or to let her cook him dinner despite observing a cockiness that impresses him Muriel works wonders with Edward but when Macon learns from a co worker that she has a seven year old son he attempts to cancel their dinner date terrified of emotional involvement Muriel gets Macon to open up about his late son and in comforting him the relationship blossoms Macon begins spending time at Muriel s home in an impoverished section of Balti sleeping over cleaning up and even writing there He takes an interest in her frail boy Alexander whose allergies Macon believes have been exaggerated by the boy s mother Muriel exposes him to her crazy uilt of relationships Dominick is a teenager who handles her car repairs in exchange for the keys three nights a week Her 17 year old sister Claire has ongoing drama with their disapproving mother and sleeps over regularly Macon struggles to find consistency in Muriel s behavior while admiring her courage as well Had he ever known such a fighter He went grocery shopping with her unusually late one evening and just as they were crossing a shadowed area a boy stepped forth from a doorway Give over all what you have in your purse he told Muriel Macon was caught off guard the boy was hardly than a child He froze hugging the sack of groceries But Muriel said The hell I will and swung her purse around by its strap and clipped the boy in the jaw He lifted a hand to his face You get on home this instant or you ll be sorry you were ever born Muriel told him He slunk away looking back at her with a puzzled expressionWhen Macon had caught his breath again he told Muriel she was a fool He might have had a gun for all you knew he said Anything might have happened Kids show less mercy than grown ups you can see that any day in the papersWell it turned out fine didn t it Muriel asked What are you so mad atHe wasn t sure He supposed he might be mad at himself He had done nothing to protect her nothing strong or chivalrous He hadn t thought as fast as she had or thought at all in fact While Muriel why Muriel hadn t even seemed surprised She might have strolled down that street expecting a neighbor here a stray dog there a holdup just beyond all eually part of life He felt awed by her and diminished Muriel just walked on humming Great Speckled Bird as if nothing particular had happenedMacon reluctantly invites Muriel to his sister Rose s wedding to his publisher Julian who believes he s found in the Learys the old fashioned domestic comfort that he s always craved Macon will not so much as commit to bringing Muriel to visit Paris with him or give in to her desire for a June wedding His family continue to her refer to his girlfriend as that Muriel person The final push Macon needs to flee a new commitment comes when his wife Sarah concedes she s ready to come home that at a certain age people just don t have much of a choice and that it s too late for her to change her life For much of The Accidental Tourist I wanted to shrink Anne Tyler and put her in my pocket I was struck by how effortlessly she mixed tragedy and comedy into a narrative that I found mirrored certain aspects of my own life so accurately The horror of losing a child in the violent and senseless manner which Macon and Sarah do is something I hope I never experience but Tyler slips into the story in a way that is both powerful and restrained I could relate to Macon s social anxiety and that of his family s to dip their toes into the unfamiliar and how a woman who never seems to think further ahead than a minute challenges him to do just thatMuriel s behavior did overstep boundaries that today would evoke a restraining order but I was okay with experiencing it in a novel from a far less sensitive time Tyler s prose is adroit her dialogue a delight and story absent of caricature with the stiffness of a WASP male relaxed by the vitality of a woman who s had to fight for everything in her life The simple joys of the book made for strange bedfellows with a big movie which was well reviewed and nominated for four Academy Awards in 1988 but barely memorable today Adapted by Frank Galati and Lawrence Kasdan and directed by Kasdan it featured William Hurt as Macon Geena Davis as Muriel Kathleen Turner as Sarah and Bill Pullman as Julian Crazy for Cake Pops travel writer who hates both Horse Trade (Saddle Club, travel and anything out of Extraordinary Circumstances the ordinary He is grounded by lonelines. 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10 thoughts on “The Accidental Tourist

  1. says:

    It looks like I'm in the minority here but I really did not enjoy this book I couldn't sympathize with any of the characters I thought Macon was whiny and indecisive I couldn't be compelled to care about what he

  2. says:

    I adored this book Appreciated it than Breathing Lessons or Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant It is touching and hilarious and timel

  3. says:

    Love is in the air or maybe anxiously repressed in February and my romantic literature jag concludes with The Accidental Tourist the 1985 novel by Anne Tyler and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction that year Like all of my reads in the shortest month of the year this was my introduction to the author and I found much of Tyler's story to be an absolute delight This is a novel by and for mature adults tha

  4. says:

    Accidental tourists are pretty annoying These are those pesky travelers who refuse to give up all their customs their comforts; refuse to get lost a little in the foreignness to LIVE And this book isn't A success then considering the subject matter Yeah the protagonist is a huge bore as he has one of the best jobs of all

  5. says:

    I've been meaning to read Anne Tyler for years and when podcast guest Rebecca Smith Jane Austen's 5x great niece said she thought Tyler should be recommended reading for Jane Austen fans I finally took the plunge This was an enjoyable read that wasn't anything like I expected and was relatable in surprising ways

  6. says:

    “Burying one’s child is against the flow of nature” said the wife of the Speaker of the House Philippine Congress in her eulogy for her 16 year old daughter several years ago Her only daughter got burned when their short circuited Christmas tree went in flames The clueless poor daughter was sleeping and got trapped inside her room No one was with here in the house when that happenedThis is one thought that whenever it cross

  7. says:

    Julie and Joe talk about Anne Tyler and Larry McMurtry as a writer who accurately communicates my desire to read and write about the two things that mean the most to me in this life heart and groin Which Julie lol groin that's right there wi

  8. says:

    I absolutely adored this book It was the perfect read for right now When I wasn’t reading it I was thinking about the people in this bookAnne Tyler writes people people you can recognize They are middle class people who live their lives as best as they can You can almost sense that she spends her time studying and processing people to get to their inner selvesThe Leary siblings in this book are as straight

  9. says:

    This is a warm wise funny heart breaking and ultimately life affirming book In Macon Leary the man who writes travel books for people

  10. says:

    Yet another simple but beautiful story from Anne Tyler about Macon whose son died a couple of years ago and whose wife suddenly decides to leave him Macon is a middle aged man and he has no idea how to continue