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    A breakout romantic comedy by the best-selling author of five critically acclaimed novels.

    Who says you can't run away from your problems?

    You are a failed novelist about to turn 50. 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 50. 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", and "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.

    ©2017 Andrew Sean Greer (P)2017 Hachette Audio

    Kritikerstimmen

    "Andrew Sean Greer is one of the most talented writers around, feeling and funny, with a genuinely fine prose style and a sensibility to match." (Michael Chabon)
    "Andy Sean Greer writes with an intelligent joy that encompasses a truly kaleidoscopic vision, reminding me of the work of Peter Carey and David Mitchell. This novel is beautifully sewn together." (Colum McCann)

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    Wonderful book

    I honestly didn't expect such a wonderful, heart warming and touching story about life, love and getting older.

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    Ah-ah-ah! (the Lessian invertered laugh)

    I really enjoyed this book, and laughed a lot. Laughed out loud in the park, people looked at me and thought I'm crazy, but I laughed even more. It is great to laugh at someone('s experiences) whose life is better than the most of our life. So, Arthur Less, no pity from my side. Ah ah ah!

    The performance was great, loved all the different accents from Mexican to Arabic.

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    easy to read

    pleasant to read, not sure why it got the prize though. four more words written

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    Marvelous!!!

    Witty, funny, amazingly written, so good! It was an experience hearing this audio book! Excellent!