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Read online Less.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Less Who says you can t run away from your problems b .

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 .

b QUESTION b How do you arrange to skip town .

b ANSWER b You accept them all .

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 .

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 by Andrew Sean Greer

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Number of Pages:272
Category:Fiction, Glbt, Contemporary, Humor, Adult
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After the death of her beloved twin brother Felix and the break up with her long time lover Nathan Greta Wells embarks on a radical psychiatric treatment to alleviate her suffocating depression But the treatment has unexpected effects and Greta finds herself transported to the lives she might have had if she d been born in a different era br br During the course of her treatment Greta cycles between her own time and her alternate lives in as a bohemian adulteress and as a devoted mother and wife Separated by time and social mores Greta s three lives are achingly similar fraught with familiar tensions and difficult choices Each reality has its own losses its own rewards and each extracts a different price And the modern Greta learns that her alternate selves are unpredictable driven by their own desires and needs br br As her final treatment looms questions arise What will happen once each Greta learns how to stay in one of the other worlds Who will choose to remain in which life br br Magically atmospheric achingly romantic i The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells i beautifully imagines what if and wondrously wrestles with the impossibility of what could be, Il racconto fin qui inedito da cui ha avuto origine i La storia di un matrimonio i, June Issue br br Fiction Short Story br br He is nominated for a prize no one believes he will win Not his agent who urged him to stay home and start a new book, In on a small island in the South Pacific a group of astronomers gather to witness the passing of a comet but when a young boy dies during a meteor shower the lives of the scientists and their loved ones change in subtle yet profound ways Denise struggles for respect in her professional life married Eli becomes increasingly attracted to Denise and her quixotic mind and young Lydia attempts to escape the scientists long casting shadows Andrew Sean Greer s remarkable and sweeping first novel is an exploration of chances taken and lost of love found and broken and of time s subtle gravitational pull on the lives of everyday and extraordinary people