Less Is Lost by Andrew Sean Greer audiobook

Less Is Lost

By Andrew Sean Greer
Read by Robert Petkoff

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316301398

The Less Series: Book 2

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549112058

  • ISBN: 9781668622582

Runtime: 7.72 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

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 irrepressible wit and musicality, 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This book…is wildly,  painfully, funny. It sometimes hurts to read it." David Sedaris, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Narrator Robert Petkoff…creates a host of vocally distinct characters with accents and personalities as broad as the country…Especially humorous are passages in German (with translations), a language that Arthur THINKS he speaks very well. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Andrew Sean Greer

Author Bio: Andrew Sean Greer

Andrew Sean Greer is the author of six works of fiction, including Less, winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. the bestsellers The Confessions of Max Tivoli and Less. Greer has taught at a number of universities, including the Iowa Writers Workshop, been a TODAY show pick, a New York Public Library Cullman Center Fellow, a judge for the National Book Award, and a winner of the California Book Award and the New York Public Library Young Lions Award. He is the recipient of a NEA grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English