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The confessions of Max Tivoli
The confessions of Max Tivoli
Greer, Andrew Sean2005
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Max Tivoli is a narrator like no other, and this is a heartbreaking love story. At his birth, Max has the external physical appearance of an old, dying creature. Max grows older like any child, but his physical age appears to go backward - on the outside a very old man, but inside still a fearful child. When Max is 17, he falls in love with a neighbour girl, Alice, who ages normally. As he gets older, his body grows younger, so each successive time he finds his Alice, she does not recognize him, she takes him for a stranger, and Max is given another chance at love. Set against the backdrop of San Francisco at the turn of the twentieth century, it's tale of love lost then found which achieves an emotional resonance that is unforgettable.
Main title:
The confessions of Max Tivoli / Andrew Sean Greer.
AUTHOR:
Imprint:
London : Faber and Faber, 2005.©2004.
Collation:
267 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: 2004.
ISBN:
9780571220229 (paperback)
Dewey class:
813.54
Language:
English
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