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A Single Man (Paperback)Christopher Isherwood (author)
Charting one day in the life of an English Professor in 1960s California, Isherwood’s masterpiece is a beautifully crafted, haunting story that measures the effect that a single person – and the loss of them – can have on another’s life.
'His key post-war work. A quarter-century ahead of its time in its portrayal of a quotidian homosexual life, it inspired a generation of gay writers...' - Independent
Celebrated as a masterpiece from its first publication, A Single Man is the story of George, an English professor in suburban California left heartbroken after the death of his lover, Jim.
With devastating clarity and humour, Christopher Isherwood shows George's determination to carry on, evoking the unexpected pleasures of life as well as the soul's ability to triumph over loneliness and alienation.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 120 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 11 mm
'The best prose writer in English' - Gore Vidal
'A virtuoso piece of work...courageous...powerful' - Sunday Times
'Lyrical and intensely moving' - Daily Telegraph
'A testimony to Isherwood's undiminished brilliance as a novelist' - Anthony Burgess
'His key post-war work. A quarter-century ahead of its time in its portrayal of a quotidian homosexual life, it inspired a generation of gay writers in Britain and the US' - Independent
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