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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display_description Receiving an invitation to his ex-boyfriend's wedding, Arthur, a failed novelist on the eve of his fiftieth birthday, embarks on an international journey that finds him falling in love, risking his life, reinventing himself, and making connections with the past.
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subject_facet Americans -- Foreign countries -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Authors, Authors -- Fiction, FICTION -- Humorous, FICTION -- LGBT -- Gay, FICTION -- Literary, Friendship -- Fiction, Gay fiction, Gay men, Gay men -- Fiction, Gay novelists -- Fiction, Humorous fiction, Large type books, 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, Less A Novel, Less [sound recording] / Andrew Sean Greer
title_short Less :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Americans, Authors, FICTION, Fiction, Friendship, Gay, Gay men, Gay novelists, Humor (Fiction), Humorous, LGBT, Large type books, Literary, Literature, Psychological aspects, Time, Voyages and travels
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