Baltimore resident, Micah Mortimor, happily lives a life of routine chores. The 40-ish Micah is a free-lance computer consultant with a side gig as a super in a small apartment building. He lives rent free in a 2 bedroom basement apartment.
This narrow and limited man has a lovely and doting girlfriend Cass, a third grade teacher. When Cass discovers there is a chance she could lose her sublet apartment, Micah remarks,"Looks like you'll be living out of your car." A few days later, Cass breaks up with him. Micah doesn't get it.
What's more, a teenage boy shows up at his door, thinking that Micah might be his biological father. Micah is clueless how to proceed. Two life changing events occur days apart and Micah's routines and his strict schedules don't help him at all.
I'm a big Anne Tyler fan. However, this particular novel was not a satisfying read.
Reviewed by valerie h on May 7, 2021
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