Less (winner Of The Pulitzer Prize): A Novel by Andrew Sean GreerLess (winner Of The Pulitzer Prize): A Novel by Andrew Sean Greer

Less (winner Of The Pulitzer Prize): A Novel

byAndrew Sean Greer

Paperback | May 22, 2018

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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" (The New York Times Book Review).

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
National Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017
A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2017
A San Francisco Chronicle Top 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, 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.

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

"Andrew Sean Greer''s Less is 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, including The Confessions of Max Tivoli, which was named a best book of 2004 by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Chicago Tribune. He is the recipient of the Northern California Book Award, the California Book Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, t...
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Title:Less (winner Of The Pulitzer Prize): A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 8.38 X 5.5 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 8.38 X 5.5 X 0.75 inPublished:May 22, 2018Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031631613X

ISBN - 13:9780316316132

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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 PRIZENational BestsellerANew York TimesNotable Book of 2017AWashington PostTop Ten Book of 2017ASan Francisco ChronicleTop Ten Book of 2017Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award, and the California Book AwardWho 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

Editorial Reviews

"A fast and rocketing read with everything I want from a story--moments of high humor, moments of genuine wisdom, sharp insights and gorgeous images. A wonderful, wonderful book!"
-Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves