The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

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'Love is what it's all about', is this what TAT tells its readers about marriage?

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I don't think the story is a commentary about modern marriage as much as it is about what happens to Macon after the tragic death of his son and what he discovers about himself in the process of healing. The themes of the story deal with death, apathy,passivity, and isolation from the outside world.

Macon does learn that when he's around Sarah,...

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