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Less: A Novel - Andrew Sean Greer
Less: A Novel
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER!A New York Times Notable Book of 2017A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2017A San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence "I could not love LESS more."--Ron Charles, Washington Post"Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent... show more
NATIONAL BESTSELLER!A New York Times Notable Book of 2017A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2017A San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence "I could not love LESS more."--Ron Charles, Washington Post"Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent company. It's no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful."--Christopher Buckley, New York Times Book ReviewWho says you can't run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world.QUESTION: How do you arrange to skip town?ANSWER: You accept them all.What would possibly go wrong? Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last.Because, despite all these mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings and mistakes, Less is, above all, a love story.A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, by an author The New York Times has hailed as "inspired, lyrical," "elegiac," "ingenious," as well as "too sappy by half," Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780316316125 (0316316121)
ASIN: 0316316121
Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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5.0 Unexpected journey of a gay man
Arthur Less is a writer going to be 50 soon. He has two very long term relationship. One with a famous poet, another one is son of a friendenemy Freddie. Freddy is now getting married to Tom and sent him a wedding invitation. Less could not go to the wedding as he has not gotten over him yet, bu...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it
4.0 Less - The Horrors of Turning Fifty
What a delightful book! I will definitely read this again, just because I have a feeling there are things I missed this time. It may be one of those books that's actually better once you know the ending. Dunno - I will figure that out later. Meanwhile... The tone is so waggish that hefty subjects ...
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