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A single man

Author: Christopher Isherwood
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : English : First University of Minnesota Press editionView all editions and formats
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"After the sudden death of his longtime lover, George must adjust to life on his own as a professor in Southern California in the early 1960s. During the course of an ordinary day, George is haunted by memories as he seeks connections with the world around him" --
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Isherwood
ISBN: 0816638624 9780816638628 9780374533878 0374533873
OCLC Number: 45784417
Description: 186 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Christopher Isherwood.

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"After the sudden death of his longtime lover, George must adjust to life on his own as a professor in Southern California in the early 1960s. During the course of an ordinary day, George is haunted by memories as he seeks connections with the world around him" --

"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, and determines to persist in the routines of his daily life: the course of A Single Man spans twenty-four hours in an ordinary day. 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"--

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