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The Confessions of Max Tivoli - Andrew Sean Greer
The Confessions of Max Tivoli
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"We are each the love of someone's life." So begins The Confessions of Max Tivoli,a heartbreaking love story with a narrator like no other.Born with the physical appearance of an elderly man, Max grows older mentally like any child, but his body appears to age backwards, growing younger every... show more
"We are each the love of someone's life." So begins The Confessions of Max Tivoli,a heartbreaking love story with a narrator like no other.Born with the physical appearance of an elderly man, Max grows older mentally like any child, but his body appears to age backwards, growing younger every year. And yet, his physical curse proves to be a blessing, allowing him to try to win the heart of the same woman three times as at each successive encounter she fails to recognize him, taking him for a stranger, so giving Max another chance at love.Set against the historical backdrop of San Francisco at the turn of the twentieth century, The Confessions of Max Tivoli is a beautiful and daring feat of the imagination, questioning the very nature of love, time, and what it means to be human.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312423810 (0312423810)
ASIN: B0013TFCBY
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 267
Edition language: English
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In Dreams Awake
In Dreams Awake rated it
4.0 The Confessions of Max Tivoli
"We are each the love of someone's life." It took me well over a hundred pages to fall in love with Max Tivoli, but I did. I fell in love with his sad, sentimental story. And Alice didn't deserve him. But I'm glad he got to know his son. The setting of time and place were perfect for this story. Ama...
Wag The Fox
Wag The Fox rated it
5.0 The Confessions of Max Tivoli
A touching and thoroughly entertaining piece of romance. If there is more romantic fiction out there of this quality, then I might actually become a fan of the genre. I think this book probably gets lauded as speculative fiction though, since the whole "ages backwards" thing provided such a rich mix...
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Titles are so hard to come up with... rated it
4.0 The Confessions of Max Tivoli: A Novel
Thought-provoking...and very sad.
altheaann
altheaann rated it
Recommended to me by a friend, this is a good book - but not one that really suited my mood this week. It's a melancholy musing on the futility of love.The narrator, Max Tivoli, was born appearing to be a wizened old man of 70 - and for his entire life, ages backwards, gaining perspective and experi...
Linus...Curating
Linus...Curating rated it
1.0 The confessions of Max Tivoli
“I just wanted the main character to die so that the book would be over.” – a fellow book club memberSo, I didn’t feel quite that strongly about Max, but I did return it to the library as soon as I was finished, and I did thank the book gods that I hadn’t bought it. I was so anxious to be done with ...
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