Less / Andrew Sean Greer.
London : Abacus, 2018.
9780349143590 (pbk.) :
Originally published: New York: Lee Boudreaux Books, 2017.
'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.
261 pages ; 20 cm
Amusing but eventually tiringly so, if that is possible.
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