Andrew Sean Greer
Arthur Less novels volume 1
Receiving an invitation to his ex-boyfriend's wedding, Arthur, a failed novelist on the eve of his fiftieth birthday, embarks on an international journey that finds him falling in love, risking his life, reinventing himself, and making connections with the past.
2) Less is lost
Arthur Less novels volume 2
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.
After the death of her beloved twin brother and the abandonment of her long-time lover, Greta Wells undergoes electroshock therapy. Over the course of the treatment, Greta finds herself repeatedly sent to 1918, 1941, and back to the present. Greta is fascinated by her alter egos: in 1941, she is a devoted mother; in 1918, she is a bohemian adulteress. Separated by time and social mores, Greta's lives are achingly similar, fraught with familiar tensions...
Caring for her ill husband and son in 1953 San Francisco, dutiful housewife Pearlie questions everything she has ever believed about her husband after the appearance of a stranger who mysteriously offers her a considerable sum of money.
Problema: sei uno scrittore fallito sulla soglia dei cinquant'anni. Il tuo ex fidanzato, cui sei stato legato per nove anni, sta per sposare un altro. Non puoi andare al suo matrimonio, sarebbe troppo strano, e non puoi rifiutare, sembrerebbe una sconfitta. Sulla tua scrivania intanto languono una serie di improbabili inviti da festival ed editori di tutto il mondo. Domanda: come puoi risolvere entrambi i problemi? Soluzione: accetti tutti gli inviti,...