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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,941 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Isherwood Narrator: Simon Prebbl Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kimi04 | 2/16/2014

    " Wow, though I had a few problems with this ass long sentences, the book was even better than the movie <3 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Wendy | 2/15/2014

    " A bit disappointing. Gay man in mourning for his dead partner. Self indulgent and quite depressing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Becky | 2/13/2014

    " An unusual instance where I saw the movie before reading the book. Honestly, the movie captured the mood and emotion of the book better than the book itself, is that possible? Recommended for reading, especially for its time, but the film is really excellent as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jamie | 1/26/2014

    " Not at all what I expected. Some really nice prose but the narrative is sort of oddly bland. I didn't need for something more to happen, per se, but I wasn't particularly emotionally moved as I'd anticipated. Strikingly contemporary-feeling for when it was written. "

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About the Author
Author Christopher Isherwood

Christopher Isherwood (1902–1986) lived in Berlin from 1928 to 1933 and immigrated to the United States in 1939. A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, he wrote more than twenty books including A Single Man, which was adapted into a film of the same name in 2009, and a series of short stories that inspired the musical Cabaret. In 2010 his autobiography, Christopher and His Kind, was adapted into a television film by the BBC.