Center Reads "Less" by Andrew Sean Greer
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.
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.
All are welcome to join this book club.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019