The Confessions of Max Tivoli

The Confessions of Max Tivoli

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"We are each the love of someone's life." So begins The Confessions of Max Tivoli , a heartbreaking love story with a narrator like no other.

Born with the physical appearance of an elderly man, Max grows older mentally like any child, but his body appears to age backwards, growing younger every year. And yet, his physical curse proves to be a blessing, allowing him to try to win the heart of the same woman three times as at each successive encounter she fails to recognize him, taking him for a stranger, so giving Max another chance at love.

Set against the historical backdrop of San Francisco at the turn of the twentieth century, Andrew Sean Greer's The Confessions of Max Tivoli is a beautiful and daring feat of the imagination, questioning the very nature of love, time, and what it means to be human.

Publisher: New York : Picador/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005
Edition: First Picador edition
ISBN: 9780312423810
Branch Call Number: FICTION Gre
Description: 267 pages ; 21 cm


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Jul 24, 2011

Beautifully written but very sappy spin on "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (the Fitzgerald short story not the movie) with added love triangle and lots of San Francisco history.


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Jul 24, 2011

"Be what they think you are," my mother whispered to me that evening, a tear at the corner of each eye. "Be what they think you are. Be what they think you are."

I have tried, Mother. It has brought me heartache, but it has also brought me here.


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