|By (author):||Greer, Andrew Sean|
|Subject:||FICTION / Gay|
|FICTION / General|
|FICTION / Humorous / General|
|FICTION / Literary|
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Size:||9.50in x 6.25in x 0.85in|
|From The Publisher*||In the follow-up to the "bedazzling, bewitching, and be-wonderful" (New York Times) best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning Less: A Novel, the awkward and lovable Arthur Less returns in an unforgettable road trip across America.|
"Go get lost somewhere, it always does you good."
For Arthur Less, life is going surprisingly well: he is a moderately accomplished novelist in a steady relationship with his partner, Freddy Pelu. But nothing lasts: the death of an old lover and a sudden financial crisis has Less running away from his problems yet again as he accepts a series of literary gigs that send him on a zigzagging adventure across the US.
Less roves across the "Mild Mild West," through the South and to his mid-Atlantic birthplace, with an ever-changing posse of writerly characters and his trusty duo- a human-like black pug, Dolly, and a rusty camper van nicknamed Rosina. He grows a handlebar mustache, ditches his signature gray suit, and disguises himself in the bolero-and-cowboy-hat costume of a true "Unitedstatesian"... with varying levels of success, as he continues to be mistaken for either a Dutchman, the wrong writer, or, worst of all, a "bad gay."
We cannot, however, escape ourselves-even across deserts, bayous, and coastlines. From his estranged father and strained relationship with Freddy, to the reckoning he experiences in confronting his privilege, Arthur Less must eventually face his personal demons. With all of the irrepressible wit and musicality that made Less a bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning, must-read breakout book, Less Is Lost is a profound and joyous novel about the enigma of life in America, the riddle of love, and the stories we tell along the way.
|Review Quote*||"Only Arthur Less could be both frustratingly stuck, yet on the move. Let loose, yet totally lost. Full of wit, but without a clue. And while he runs from himself, finds himself at the same time. Put all of that on a wild road trip through a wilder America, and you end up with something hilarious, affecting, and unforgettable."-Marlon James, winner of the 2015 Booker Prize|
|Review Quote*||"Does Andrew Greer think of himself as a comic novelist? Does a giraffe think of itself as a giraffe? Probably it doesn't matter. This book, though, is wildly, painfully, funny. It sometimes hurts to read it."-David Sedaris, author of Happy-Go-Lucky|
|Review Quote*||"It is a deep pleasure to return to the adventures of Arthur Less and his beloved Freddy. Greer is a brilliant storyteller as always, and the joyfulness of this book is a balm. I loved reading it."-Madeline Miller, bestselling author of CIRCE|
|Review Quote*||"What a joy to be reunited with the beloved, hapless, utterly delightful Arthur Less. With tenderness, wit and his incomparably lovely prose, Greer probes that most profound and mysterious of subjects: love."-Katie Kitamura, author of Intimacies|
|Review Quote*||"Excited to be reunited with our neurotic hero Arthur Less, I ripped through this sequel. It was a thrill to go on this odyssey with Less where even the most picayune comic encounters turn profound. Vulnerable and witty, Less is Lost is a joy."-Cathy Park Hong, bestselling author of Minor Feelings|
|Review Quote*||"There is no better guide across America than Arthur Less, the ‘bad gay' whose engaging awkwardness and self-deprecation are tragically funny and hugely insightful. We should all be so lost."-Bonnie Garmus, author of Lessons in Chemistry|
|Review Quote*||"'Andrew Sean Greer's writing nails both the absurdity of the human condition and its wistful beauty. Arthur Less is an unforgettable literary creation and I was so happy to be back in his company as he continues his elegant muddle through life."-Elizabeth Day, author of Magpie|
|Review Quote*||"Another delightful road story...Greer packs in plenty of humor and some nicely poignant moments. Fans will eat this up."|
"Less is Lost by Andrew Sean Greer: If you, as I did, loved the Pulitzer-Prize winning Less, then you'll be excited to learn that Greer has penned a sequel about the lovable writer, Arthur Less. This time, Less is on a road trip in the States with a famous science fiction author and his black pug named Dolly. Hilarity ensues."-The Millions, "Most Anticipated"