Less: a novel

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Who 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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9781478989110
9780316465182
9780316529105
9780316316132
9781549118708
9781478994466
031631613
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subject_facet Americans -- Foreign countries -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Authors, Authors -- Fiction, Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Gay fiction, Gay men, Gay men -- Fiction, Gay novelists -- Fiction, General, Humor, Humorous fiction, Large type books, Middle-aged men -- Fiction, Novels, Satire, Satirical literature, Time -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction, Voyages and travels, Voyages and travels -- Fiction
title_display Less : a novel
title_full Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize) A Novel, Less / Andrew Sean Greer, Less : a novel / Andrew Sean Greer
title_short Less :
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