Less (novel)

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Less
Less-andrew-sean-greer-cover.jpg
First edition cover
AuthorAndrew Sean Greer
CountryUnited States
PublisherLee Boudreaux Books, Little, Brown and Company
Publication date
July 18, 2017[1]
Pages272[2]
ISBN9780316316125 [1]

Less is a satirical comedy novel by American author Andrew Sean Greer first published in 2017. It follows gay writer Arthur Less while he travels the world on a literary tour, as his fiftieth birthday looms.

The book covers themes such as romantic love, same-sex relationships, aging, and travel. Greer began writing Less as a "very serious novel" but found that "the only way to write about [being gay and aging] is to make it a funny story. And I found that by making fun of myself, I could actually get closer to real emotion – closer to what I wanted in my more serious books."[3]

Less won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.[4] In reporting the award, the Associated Press accidentally wrote the novel's title as "Fearless."[3] The book also was a New York Times best seller, won the Northern California Book Award, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Less by Andrew Sean Greer". Little, Brown and Company. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  2. ^ Buckley, Christopher. "June's Book Club Pick: 'Less,' by Andrew Sean Greer". The New York Times. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Charles, Ron (April 17, 2018). "Finally, a comic novel gets a Pulitzer Prize. It's about time". The Washington Post. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "Less, by Andrew Sean Greer (Lee Boudreaux Books/Little, Brown and Company)". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "Less, a novel". Andrew Sean Greer. Retrieved August 6, 2018.

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