The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer
"We are each the love of someone's life." So begins this love story. What is at first an opening line will be echoed throughout the story, will be its theme, and will ultimately drive its characters until their ends. Written by Andrew Sean Greer, The Confessions of Max Tivoli tells the life of a man born backwards, exiting the womb with the body of a seventy year old man and the mind of a baby, growing both old and young at the same time. His life is hopelessly intertwined with those of his two friends, Alice and Hughie, in a love triangle that exists only because its participants remain nearly oblivious of their roles as objects of unattainable affection.