Less - An Arthur Less Novel

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Heartfelt midlife crisis globetrotting adventure.

If you're at a crossroads in life, particularly as you near a significant age milestone, "Less" will resonate deeply with you. Arthur's global journey feels both like an escape from and a confrontation with his past. You'll find humor, poignance, and a character whose search for meaning amidst life’s messiness is as endearing as it is real. It's a disarmingly tender book that doesn't shy away from the complexities of love and aging, wrapped in Greer's exquisite prose.

Less - An Arthur Less Novel

Regular price ₱490.05
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ISBN: 9780349143590
Publisher: Abacus
Date of Publication: 2018-01-01
Format: Paperback
Goodreads rating: 3.64
(rated by 205121 readers)

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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,"
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Heartfelt midlife crisis globetrotting adventure.

If you're at a crossroads in life, particularly as you near a significant age milestone, "Less" will resonate deeply with you. Arthur's global journey feels both like an escape from and a confrontation with his past. You'll find humor, poignance, and a character whose search for meaning amidst life’s messiness is as endearing as it is real. It's a disarmingly tender book that doesn't shy away from the complexities of love and aging, wrapped in Greer's exquisite prose.