The Confessions Of Max Tivoli Author:Andrew Sean Greer "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 bl... more »essing, 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, 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.« less
This had a slow start for me, but soon I really began to enjoy the story and the author's writing style. The premise will be familiar to anyone who has seen The Curious Tale of Benjamin Buttons (though I have not seen it). I found the story heartbreaking and endearing, all in one. It was fun to read about old-time San Francisco. It's well-worth a read. Check it out!
The Confessions of Max Tivoli is an interesting book about a man who lives his life in reverse. He starts out as an old man and as he ages, becomes a child. This is Andrew Sean Greer\'s first book and caused me to ponder the process of aging, living in the moment and love.