Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize)

Andrew Sean Greer 
<b><b>A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (<i>New York Times Book Review).</i></b></b><b><b><i></i><br /><br />WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE<br />National Bestseller</b><i><br /></i>A<i> New York Times</i> Notable Book of 2017<b><br />A <i>Washington Post </i>Top Ten Book of 2017<br />A <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> Top Ten Book of 2017<br /></b></b><b><b><b><b>Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award and the California Book Award<br /> </b></b></b><i><br /></i>"I could not love LESS more."--Ron Charles, </b><i><b>Washington Post<br /><br /></b></i><b>"Andrew Sean Greer's<i> Less</i> is excellent company. It's no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful."-<i>-</i>Christopher Buckley<i>, New York Times Book Review</i></b><i><br /><br />Who says you can't run away from your problems?</i> 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.<br /><br /><b>QUESTION</b>: How do you arrange to skip town?<br /><br /><b>ANSWER</b>: You accept them all.<br /><br /><i>What would possibly go wrong? </i>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.<br /><br />Because, despite all these mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings and mistakes, <i>Less</i> is, above all, a love story.<br /><br />A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, by an author <i>The New York Times</i> has hailed as "inspired, lyrical," "elegiac," "ingenious," as well as "too sappy by half," <i>Less </i>shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.<i><br /><br /></i>
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