A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood [TRADE PAPERBACK] 2009 • Univ. of Minnesota

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A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood


*Trade paperback re-issue with 2009 movie tie-in cover. 

Perfect reading copy with wear to cover.  Cover shows some erosion to cover rubberized laminate.   Otherwise very good. 

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, determined to persist in the routines of his daily life. 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.