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Avoidance: That’s the name of the game for writer Arthur Less. When he receives a wedding invitation from his ex-boyfriend (his love of nine years), he cannot possibly accept. How to beg off without looking defeated? Accept every literary invitation for speaking engagements for the next few months...taking him all around the world. A perfect solution for avoiding all the feelings! Quirky, smart, funny, and straight-forward storytelling is what you’ll find here. A quick read indeed!

— Ellen

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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, 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781549118715
ISBN-10: 1549118714
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Publication Date: June 12th, 2018
Language: English