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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
272
Utgivningsdatum
2018-05-22
Utmärkelser
Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2018 (UK); Long-listed for Australian Book Industry Awards International Book of the Year 2019 (UK)
Förlag
Abacus
Dimensioner
198 x 130 x 18 mm
Vikt
216 g
ISBN
9780349143590
Less (häftad)

Less

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2018

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 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 'I recommend it with my whole heart' Ann Patchett 'I could not love Less more' Ron Charles, Washington Post Less is the story of a 49-year-old writer, Arthur Less, who learns that his former boyfriend is about to get married. To avoid the wedding and heartbreak, he decides to embark on a trip around the world, accepting invitations to a series of half-baked lectures and literary events. From almost falling in love in Paris, almost falling to death in Berlin, to booking himself as the (only) writer on a residency in India, and an encounter in a desert with the last person on earth he wishes to see, Less is a novel about missteps, misunderstanding and mistakes. 'You will sob little tears of joy' Nell Zink 'Marvellously, unexpectedly, endearingly funny' Gary Shteyngart
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Less is witty, wise, and wistful in equal measure, sometimes all in the space of one page . . . a charming novel, and the vehicle for the most amiable of heroes * Independent * Reader, I laughed and I cried: this is a hilarious, heart-warming and thoroughly midlife-enhancing book. On one level. Less is a glorious anthology of all the exquisite humiliations that can be heaped upon a writer . . . it is also a lyrical, moving essay on the rewards of creativity and perseverance in the second half of life. Oh. and it is wise, generous of spirit and beautifully written. More! -- Andy Miller * Spectator * Like a rare diamond, Greer's prose sparkles . . . I can't think of a better book to stash in your suitcase -- Maggie O'Farrell * Guardian * Comic novels rarely if ever get awarded the Pulitzer Prize, so it's a testament to Greer's deft command over the form that this picaresque but poignant romp broke through that particular ceiling * Herald Scotland * Check out this gentle, witty Pulitzer-winning story about failed novelist Arthur Less . . . Greer's sparkling prose covers his mishaps, misunderstandings and the fragility of the human heart * Eastern Daily Press * I loved Less, Andrew Sean Greer's novel in which his hero Arthur Less - gay author, recently dumped, turning 50 - goes on a voyage of rediscovery via Japan and Italy. Think Eat Pray Love with A-levels, the novel managed to win this year's Pulitzer Prize, despite being funny -- Allison Pearson * Telegraph * A highly entertaining, bittersweet, quirky, comedy about the unfathomable mysteries of the human heart. Ideal for holiday reading * The Lady * Charming, languid and incredibly funny, I absolutely adored Arthur -- Jenny Colgan Less is beautifully written, witty, sharp and compelling, and the reminiscing is dreamy and rueful, peppered with optimism of the moment and blissful ignorance . . . a gorgeous, unforgettable work that, whatever your gender or orientation, cannot fail to tell you something about yourself -- Justin Myers * Independent * This brilliant, Pulitzer-winning skewering of the literary world tracks a lovelorn writer on a voyage of self-discovery . . . Less is about anyone who has allowed their calling to define them at the expense of their humanity. Writers may blush in the mirror it holds up to them, but many readers will find it as endearing as the very best of Armistead Maupin * Guardian * Less is very definitely more. This ingenious and hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a middle aged, almost successful gay author running away from his problems is one of the most brilliant and endearing books we've read in ages. A book about aging, relationships, disappointment and the inevitable absurdity of life, Less is like a friend you didn't know you had, who wraps your heartache in laughter and makes you see that it's all going to work out fine in the end. We adored this wonderful book * Attitude Magazine * Less is witty, wise, and wistful in equal measure, sometimes all in the space of one page . . . a charming novel, and the vehicle for the most amiable of heroes * Independent * Faced with an invitation to his ex-lover's wedding and his looming 50th birthday, failed writer Arthur takes the only route he knows and legs it by accepting all the invitations he's been offered to literary festivals around the world. Jumping from country to country with each chapter, Arthur seems beset by irrelevance but slowly shines forth in one comic situation after another (in Italy, he finds himself up for a literary prize judged by 12 high school students) until the book unexpectedly blooms into an ode to humanity. Read and weep * Emerald Street * The charms of this light-footed, melancholy novel are soft and subtle . . . Less is a nuanced, delicately sketched example of someone whose life has been dogged by feelings of inadequacy simply because he has long allowed such feelings to dominate his life . . . rest assured, Less is most awfully good * Big Issue * Greer is a m

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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, the O Henry award for short fiction and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Public Library. Greer lives in San Francisco. He has traveled to all of the locations in this novel, but he is only big in Italy.