How far can one go to avoid a painful end? The ends of the earth. Literally. In Andrew Sean Greer’s Pulitzer Prize novel Less, an aging writer does exactly that when faced with attending the wedding of his one true love to another. He travels around the world, searching for answers to his own place in the world, meeting up with new lovers and old friends, only to find himself back home where his place in life was where it belonged.
The novel is warm and wonderful and funny, showing that not everyone with money necessarily has their stuff together. The characters are eccentric, true, but a reminder of ourselves as well as those we call friends every day.