Less (winner Of The Pulitzer Prize): A Novel

May 22, 2018|
Less (winner Of The Pulitzer Prize): A Novel by Andrew Sean Greer
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A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (TheNew York Times Book Review).

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
National Bestseller
ANew York TimesNotable Book of 2017
AWashington PostTop Ten Book of 2017
ASan Francisco ChronicleTop Ten Book of 2017
Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award, and the California Book Award



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,Lessis, 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 authorThe New York Timeshas hailed as "inspired, lyrical," "elegiac," "ingenious," as well as "too sappy by half,"Lessshows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.

"I could not love LESS more."--Ron Charles,TheWashington Post

"Andrew Sean Greer''sLessis excellent company. It''s no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful."--Christopher Buckley, The New York Times Book Review

Andrew Sean Greer is the bestselling author of five works of fiction, includingThe Confessions of Max Tivoli, which was named a best book of 2004 by theSan Francisco Chronicleand theChicago Tribune. He is the recipient of the Northern California Book Award, the California Book Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, the O...
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Title:Less (winner Of The Pulitzer Prize): A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 8.2 X 5.45 X 0.85 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 8.2 X 5.45 X 0.85 in
Published:May 22, 2018
Publisher:Little, Brown And Company
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780316316132

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