Greer’s comic picaresque revolves around writer Arthur Less, whose better days appear to be in the past. In New York to interview a far more popular novelist, he is abruptly dropped by his publisher, and made desperate by this humiliation—as well as the impending nuptials of a former boyfriend—he embarks on a series of literary escapes. Greer’s wit is piercing, and his novel is laugh-out-loud funny while also emotionally resonant. We’ve all been there, after all: that moment when we realize that what we have is what we’re going to get. And yet, if Less’s experiences are any indication, there are still surprises, even (dare we say) moments of redemption, which emerge in the most unlikely and unexpected ways.


AUTHOR ANDREW SEAN GREER IN CONVERSATION WITH JOHN FREEMAN

When: Thursday, February 16, 2022, 5 p.m. Pacific time.

Format: Freeman will lead a free hour-long conversation with Greer, which will include a reading by him and questions from the audience. Produced by Alta Journal for streaming on Zoom.

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LESS, BY ANDREW SEAN GREER
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