Less : a novel
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New York : Back Bay Books, 2018.
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Book
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First Back Bay Books trade paperback edition.
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261 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Published
New York : Back Bay Books, 2018.
Edition
First Back Bay Books trade paperback edition.
Language
English

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Originally published in hardcover: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
Description
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.

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Zephyrhills Public Library - BOOK - AdultF GREERChecked OutOctober 13, 2023

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Greer, A. S. (2018). Less: a novel (First Back Bay Books trade paperback edition.). Back Bay Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Greer, Andrew Sean. 2018. Less: A Novel. New York: Back Bay Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Greer, Andrew Sean. Less: A Novel New York: Back Bay Books, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Greer, Andrew Sean. Less: A Novel First Back Bay Books trade paperback edition., Back Bay Books, 2018.

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