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A Single Man (1964)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0816638624, Paperback)Fiction
The author's favorite of his own novels, now back in print!
When A Single Man was originally published, it shocked many by its frank, sympathetic, and moving portrayal of a gay man in midlife. George, the protagonist, is adjusting to life on his own after the sudden death of his partner, and determines to persist in the routines of his daily life; the course of A Single Man spans twenty-four hours in an ordinary day. An Englishman and a professor living in suburban Southern California, he is an outsider in every way, and his internal reflections and interactions with others reveal a man who loves being alive despite everyday injustices and loneliness. Wry, suddenly manic, constantly funny, surprisingly sad, this novel catches the texture of life itself.
"A testimony to Isherwood's undiminished brilliance as a novelist." Anthony Burgess
"An absolutely devastating, unnerving, brilliant book." Stephen Spender
"Just as his Prater Violet is the best novel I know about the movies, Isherwood's A Single Man, published in 1964, is one of the first and best novels of the modern gay liberation movement." Edmund White
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:19:51 -0400)
After the sudden death of his longtime lover, George must adjust to life on his own as a professor in Southern California in the early 1960s. During the course of an ordinary day, George is haunted by memories as he seeks connections with the world around him--Publisher's description.
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