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.
|Publisher||Vintage Classics; 2010|
GOODBYE TO BERLIN
Christopher Isherwood lived in Berlin between 1929 and 1933. In this book, which fuses fiction and fact, he paints a picture of a time which will never be forgotten. The language and the content give a real sense of place.