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Isherwood's resurrected classic—now a feature film—takes us to Southern California in the 1960s and into one day in the life of George, a gay, middle-aged English professor, struggling to cope with his young lover's tragic death. Simon Prebble's voice is a perfect conduit for Isherwood's lyricism, and he assumes the role of George so naturally and with such raw feeling that listeners will feel as if they are hearing the words straight from the protagonist himself, so beautifully does Prebble create George's reserve behind which surge tides of grief, rage, and bitter loneliness. A University of Minnesota paperback. (Jan.)
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“A lyrical narrative that humanizes [the protagonist], and this is where Prebble’s narration shines. His voice captures all of George’s loneliness . . . his frustration with his students . . . and his sometimes-awkward interactions with friends, finally culminating in a wonderfully ambiguous ending.”
“Simon Prebble’s voice is a perfect conduit for Isherwood’s lyricism, and he assumes the role of George so naturally and with such raw feeling that listeners will feel as if they are hearing the words straight from the protagonist.”
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Excellent book. The movie does stray slightly from it, but definitely a great book. A renowned book, worth the hype.Published 12 days ago by Jonathan M
one of my all time favorite films, beautiful, honest, realisticPublished 28 days ago by J . Raleigh
The description here is exceptionally rich and detailed. The audiobook narration was excellent. Regardless of whether you've seen the movie, the quality of the prose in this work... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ryan Mease
A day in the life of the protagonist, George, an English, gay man in his mid fifties, a professor, living in Southern California in the 60's, after the Cuban Missile crisis, after... Read morePublished 3 months ago by whj
A SINGLE MAN, by Christopher Isherwood.
I've never read anything by Isherwood before, but ever since this book and its film adaptation was much in the entertainment... Read more
I saw the movie version a few years ago and it has always stayed with me. It was atmospheric, gut-wrenching, honest, and utterly amazing in my opinion. Read morePublished 3 months ago by alrigby24
When this book was published (1960s) it shocked much of the reading world. It is an exposé about a man called George, a 50 something English man, a professor living in... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sergiu Pobereznic (author)
Isherwood really knows how to write. Low key yet gripping.Published 5 months ago by Geoffrey Connor