THACKER MOUNTAIN RADIO HOUR: Andrew Sean Greer for Less is Lost

09/29: 6PM THACKER MOUNTAIN RADIO HOUR: Andrew Sean Greer for Less is Lost
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 6:00pm

Thursday, September 29th– Join us for Thacker Mountain Radio Hour at the Powerhouse in Oxford, MS

Showtime: 6 pm

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Featuring:

Andrew Sean Greer for his new novel Less is Lost

In the "wildly, painfully, funny" (David Sedaris) follow-up to the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning Less: A Novel, the awkward and lovable Arthur Less returns in an unforgettable road trip across America.

“Go get lost somewhere, it always does you good.”

For Arthur Less, life is going surprisingly well: he is a moderately accomplished novelist in a steady relationship with his partner, Freddy Pelu. But nothing lasts: the death of an old lover and a sudden financial crisis has Less running away from his problems yet again as he accepts a series of literary gigs that send him on a zigzagging adventure across the US.

Less roves across the “Mild Mild West,” through the South and to his mid-Atlantic birthplace, with an ever-changing posse of writerly characters and his trusty duo – a human-like black pug, Dolly, and a rusty camper van nicknamed Rosina. He grows a handlebar mustache, ditches his signature gray suit, and disguises himself in the bolero-and-cowboy-hat costume of a true “Unitedstatesian”... with varying levels of success, as he continues to be mistaken for either a Dutchman, the wrong writer, or, worst of all, a “bad gay.”

We cannot, however, escape ourselves—even across deserts, bayous, and coastlines. From his estranged father and strained relationship with Freddy, to the reckoning he experiences in confronting his privilege, Arthur Less must eventually face his personal demons. With all of the irrepressible wit and musicality that made Less a bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning, must-read breakout book, Less Is Lost is a profound and joyous novel about the enigma of life in America, the riddle of love, and the stories we tell along the way.

About the Author

Andrew Sean Greer is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of six works of fiction, including the bestsellers The Confessions of Max Tivoli and Less. Greer has taught at a number of universities, including the Iowa Writers Workshop, been a TODAY show pick, a New York Public Library Cullman Center Fellow, a judge for the National Book Award, and a winner of the California Book Award and the New York Public Library Young Lions Award. He is the recipient of a NEA grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He lives in San Francisco.

Air times:

Thursday, September 29th – 6:00 pm (CT) WUMS – University of Mississippi

Friday, October 7th – 6 am (CT) WYXR 91.7 FM Memphis, TN.

Saturday, October 8th –3 pm (ET) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

                                    7 pm (CT) Mississippi Public Broadcasting

                                    9 pm (CT) Alabama Public Radio

Praise for...

"Does Andrew Greer think of himself as a comic novelist? Does a giraffe think of itself as a giraffe? Probably it doesn’t matter. This book, though, is wildly,  painfully, funny. It sometimes hurts to read it."

David Sedaris, author of Happy-Go-Lucky

"It is a deep pleasure to return to the adventures of Arthur Less and his beloved Freddy. Greer is a brilliant storyteller as always, and the joyfulness of this book is a balm. I loved reading it.”

Madeline Miller, bestselling author of CIRCE

“What a joy to be reunited with the beloved, hapless, utterly delightful Arthur Less. With tenderness, wit and his incomparably lovely prose, Greer probes that most profound and mysterious of subjects: love.”

Katie Kitamura, author of Intimacies

“Excited to be reunited with our neurotic hero Arthur Less, I ripped through this sequel. It was a thrill to go on this odyssey with Less where even the most picayune comic encounters turn profound. Vulnerable and witty, Less is Lost is a joy.”

Cathy Park Hong, bestselling author of Minor Feelings

Event address: 
413 South 14th Street
Oxford, MS 38655
Books: 
Less Is Lost (The Arthur Less Books #2) By Andrew Sean Greer Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316498906
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 20th, 2022