A Single Man: A Novel
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A Single Man: A Novel

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by Christopher Isherwood
     
 

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Welcome to sunny suburban 1960s Southern California. George is a gay middle-aged English professor, adjusting to solitude after the tragic death of his young partner. He is determined to persist in the routines of his former life. A Single Man follows him over the course of an ordinary twenty-four hours. Behind his British reserve, tides of grief, rage, and

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Welcome to sunny suburban 1960s Southern California. George is a gay middle-aged English professor, adjusting to solitude after the tragic death of his young partner. He is determined to persist in the routines of his former life. A Single Man follows him over the course of an ordinary twenty-four hours. Behind his British reserve, tides of grief, rage, and loneliness surge--but what is revealed is a man who loves being alive despite all the everyday injustices.

When Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man first appeared, it shocked many with its frank, sympathetic, and moving portrayal of a gay man in maturity. Isherwood's favorite of his own novels, it now stands as a classic lyric meditation on life as an outsider.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374533878
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
06/11/2013
Series:
FSG Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
120,529
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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