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LESS
陰錯陽差遇見愛 (2017BIBFDV)
版本: 精裝272頁  2017 年 7 月 18 日  Lee Boudreaux Books出版
ISBN:978-0316316125
內容介紹

逃避雖可恥,但可能有用?
想要逃離這座城市?
首先,你必須接受一切現實!

「天阿,到底甚麼出錯了?」
亞瑟.雷斯(Arthur Less),一個年近50歲但從來沒嘗過走紅滋味的小說家。突然,天外寄來一張喜帖如隕石般不偏不倚擊中他──分手九年的前男友居然跟「另一位」訂婚了。事情變得複雜又棘手,究竟該去還是不該去:去了,實在太尷尬;不去,好像又認輸了!轉身一看,雷斯的桌上還有一疊又一疊從世界各地寄來的文學活動邀請函,而活動看上去大多都舉辦地草率不嚴謹。雷斯的生活瞬間快速運轉了起來,一切超乎他預期地展開......。

在法國,雷斯幾乎要愛上巴黎,但在德國,他也差點死在柏林;歷經千鈞一髮從撒哈拉沙塵暴中輾轉逃到摩洛哥的滑雪小屋,卻又差點陰錯陽差在南印度登記成為駐地小說家;莫名其妙來到阿拉伯海上的「無人島」,「人」跡罕至的這裡,竟然還讓雷斯遇見了畢生最不想碰到的「人」。眼看著離50大壽越來越近,雷斯心中越是感歎與無奈,走過這些電影般的情節之後,希望的曙光似乎降臨在他眼前了?雷斯遇見了初戀,然而他的生活是否就此柳暗花明了呢?雷斯最終將情歸何處?

《陰錯陽差遇見愛》(LESS)描述同性愛情故事,以雷斯為故事中心開展,場景從單一都市擴展至世界各地,空間的延展、時間的回溯強化了劇情張力。作者安德.格里爾(Andrew Sean Greer)風趣又諷刺的筆風背後,蘊含的是對時間與人心的沉思和再省;藉由一段錯失時機微甜苦澀的愛情,帶出各個角色的鮮活性格與同性戀愛之間的酸甜苦辣。不論,有多少厄運、多少失策、多少誤解、多少錯誤,《陰錯陽差遇見愛》無疑是個愛情故事。

作者介紹

安德.西恩.格里爾(Andrew Sean Greer),擁有五本暢銷小說的作家,包含被紐約時報(The New York Times)譽為「令人驚豔之文學小說」的The Story of a Marriage,以及被舊金山紀事報(San Francisco Chronicle)和芝加哥論壇報(the Chicago Tribune)提名為2004年年度最佳選書的Confessions of Max Tivoli。格里爾更曾獲北加州優良讀物獎(the Northern California Book Award)、加州書獎(the California Book Award)、紐約公共圖書館獎(the New York Public Library Young Lions Award)、短篇故事:歐.亨利獎(the O Henry Award for short fiction),並身為美國國家藝術基金會(The National Endowment for the Art)及紐約公共圖書館的研究員。格里爾目前居住於舊金山。

書評

 "Treat yourself to this book. I missed subway stops. I doubled over in laughter. I experienced more pure reading pleasure than I had in ages. It is hilarious, and wise, and abundantly fun."--Adam Haslett, author of Imagine Me Gone

"I adore this book. It's funny, piquant, bittersweet and so achingly observant about the vanity of writers that it made me squirm in recognition. I'll probably read it again very soon."--Armistead Maupin, author of Tales of the City-

"Marvelously, unexpectedly, endearingly funny. A love story focused on the erroneous belief that the second half of life will pale in comparison to the first. Guess what? It won't!"--Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad Love Story

"The most deftly funny romantic comedy I've read in years. If you have a sentimental bone in your body (I have 206), the ending will make you sob little tears of joy."--Nell Zink, author of Mislaid and Nicotine

"A fast and rocketing read with everything I want from a story--moments of high humor, moments of genuine wisdom, sharp insights and gorgeous images. A wonderful, wonderful book!"--Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Praise for Andrew Sean Greer:
“Inspired, lyrical…Mr. Greer’s considerable gifts as a storyteller ascend to the heights of masters like Marilynne Robinson and William Trevor… [He] seamlessly choreographs an intricate narrative that speaks authentically to the longings and desires of his characters.”
—The New York Times

“Andrew Sean Greer is one of the most talented writers around, feeling and funny, with a genuinely fine prose style and a sensibility to match.” ―Michael Chabon

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