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The Confessions of Max Tivoli

(2004)
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So begins The Confessions of Max Tivoli, a heartbreaking love story with a narrator like no other. At his birth, Max's father declares him a 'Nisse', a creature of Danish myth: for the baby boy has the external physical appearance of an old, dying creature. Yet, as Max ages, his body will grow younger...Max's curse will prove also his blessing: in youth, he falls hopelessly for neighbourhood girl Alice. But with age he will grow into a stranger to her eyes, and so be granted another chance at love.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Here is a writer of great daring, and originality, who is not afraid of emotion. Max Tivoli may even make you cry." - Peter Carey

"Every once in a great while, a truly original voice springs up, seemingly out of nowhere, and tells us a story unlike anything we've ever heard before. Andrew Sean Greer is a devastating new writer, and The Confessions of Max Tivoli marks the beginning of what I suspect will be a significant and lasting career." - Michael Cunningham

"Resplendently poetic and loftily sorrowing... [Max's] awry existence, set out with such a wealth of verbal flourishes and gilded touches, serves as a heightened version of the strangeness, the muted disharmony, of being human." - John Updike


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Hardback Editions

October 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Confessions of Max Tivoli
Author(s): Andrew Sean Greer
ISBN: 1-4395-6637-2 / 978-1-4395-6637-4 (USA edition)
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February 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Confessions of Max Tivoli (Today Show Book Club #22)
Author(s): Andrew Sean Greer
ISBN: 0-374-12871-5 / 978-0-374-12871-5 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

March 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Confessions of Max Tivoli
Author(s): Andrew Sean Greer
ISBN: 0-571-22022-3 / 978-0-571-22022-9 (UK edition)
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February 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Confessions of Max Tivoli
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ISBN: 0-571-22645-0 / 978-0-571-22645-0 (UK edition)
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January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: CONFESSIONS OF MAX TIVOLI
Author(s): ANDREW SEAN GREER
ISBN: 0-312-42381-0 / 978-0-312-42381-0 (USA edition)
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July 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Confessions of Max Tivoli
Author(s): Andrew Sean Greer
ISBN: 0-571-22021-5 / 978-0-571-22021-2 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

October 2004 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Confessions of Max Tivoli
Author(s): Andrew Sean Greer
ISBN: 1-4074-9233-0 / 978-1-4074-9233-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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February 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Confessions of Max Tivoli
Author(s): Andrew Sean Greer
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February 2004 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Confessions of Max Tivoli
Author(s): Andrew Sean Greer
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2004 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Confessions Of Max Tivoli
Author(s): Andrew Sean Greer
ISBN: 1-4025-7488-6 / 978-1-84505-142-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Clipper Audio
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November 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Confessions of Max Tivoli
Author(s): Andrew Sean Greer
ISBN: 1-4025-7368-5 / 978-1-4025-7368-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

April 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Confessions of Max Tivoli: A Novel
Author(s): Andrew Sean Greer
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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