A Single Man

A Novel

Christopher Isherwood

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Welcome to sunny suburban 1960s Southern California. George is a gay middle-aged English professor, adjusting to solitude after the tragic death of his young partner. He is determined to persist in the routines of his former life. A Single Man follows him over the course of an ordinary twenty-four hours. Behind his British reserve, tides of grief, rage, and loneliness surge—but what is revealed is a man who loves being alive despite all the everyday injustices.

 

When Christopher Isherwood’s A Single Man first appeared, it shocked many with its frank, sympathetic, and moving portrayal of a gay man in maturity. Isherwood’s favorite of his own novels, it now stands as a classic lyric meditation on life as an outsider.

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“An absolutely devastating, unnerving, brilliant book.” —Stephen Spender

 

“Isherwood’s A Single Man, published in 1964, is one of the first and best novels of the modern gay liberation movement.” — Edmund White

 

“A testimony to Isherwood’s undiminished brilliance as a novelist.” — Anthony Burgess

 


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Christopher Isherwood

Christopher Isherwood (1904–1986) was born outside Manchester, England. He lived in Berlin from 1929 to 1933 and emigrated from Europe to the United States in 1939. A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, he wrote more than twenty books.

 

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A Single Man
A Novel
Christopher Isherwood

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
June 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374533878
ISBN10: 0374533873
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 192 pages
$15.00

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
November 2013
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ISBN: 9781466853348
ISBN10: 1466853344
192 pages
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