Max Tivoli is writing the story of his life. He is nearly seventy years
old, but he looks as if he is only seven - for Max is ageing backwards. The
tragedy of Max's life was to fall in love at seventeen with Alice, a girl
his own age - but to her, Max looks like an unappealingly middle-aged man.
However when Max reaches the age of thirty-five, with an appearance to
match, he has his second chance at love. But tragedy befalls this star-
crossed couple, and desperate measures are required.

Andrew Sean Greer—The Confessions Of Max Tivoli

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