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Author of the romantic novel ''The Confessions of Max Tivoli''

Author of the romantic novel ''The Confessions of Max Tivoli'' -- Andrew Sean Greer -- The Must List 2004

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MUSTWORTHINESS The deeply romantic narrator of this year’s breakout novel, Andrew Sean Greer’s ”The Confessions of Max Tivoli,” is born into the body of a grizzled old man and grows younger every year until we last see him in 1930. ”To distract myself from writing, I was singing Bob Dylan’s ‘My Back Pages,”’ says Greer, 33. ”You know, ‘I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.’ I thought, I should write a character like that.”
NEXT ”Another heartbreaker novel, set in San Francisco in the 1950s.”

Originally posted June 25 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT

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