A Pulitzer? Really? This is a weak travelogue/romance novel, light summer reading at best. Inconceivable how it could have won such accolades. The main character is uninspired and uninspiring, making a series of sexual conquests in exotic places. Perhaps the author thought that repeating this dreary theme with a gay male protagonist would enliven it. Evidently the critics agreed, but I do not. Shallow, uninventive, predictable and ultimately unimportant. Less is less.