A Single Man
Isherwood’s short, poignant novel is a tender and wistful love story
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, 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.
A testimony to Isherwood's undiminished brilliance as a novelist * Anthony Burgess * Lyrical and intensely moving * Daily Telegraph * 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 * A virtuoso piece of work...courageous...powerful * Sunday Times * The best prose writer in English * Gore Vidal *
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