From the author of A Widow for One Year, A Prayer for Owen Meany and other acclaimed novels, comes a story of a father and a son - fugitives in 20th-century North America.
In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, a twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, pursued by the constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them.
In a story spanning five decades, Last Night in Twisted River - John Irving's twelfth novel - depicts the recent half-century in the United States as a world "where lethal hatreds were generally permitted to run their course." From the novel's taut opening sentence - "The young Canadian, who could not have been more than fifteen, had hesitated too long." - to its elegiac final chapter, what distinguishes Last Night in Twisted River is the author's unmistakable voice, the inimitable voice of an accomplished storyteller.
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Amazon Best of the Month, October 2009: A long, delicious trip to the land of Irving is hands-down the best way to begin the month of October. A trio of tragic events (though the prize for most hell-shocking goes to the third) exiles widower and camp cook Dominic Baciagalupo and his son Danny from a mid-century logging outpost called Twisted River. They leave behind the Bunyan-esque lumberjack Ketchum--a gruff, eccentric, dyed-in-the-wool Yankee--who remains their sole connection to the past. What's next neither father nor son knows: their rootless existence moves swiftly in and out of New England, tied ostensibly to jobs for Dominic and schools for Danny, but it seems one foot is always back in those New Hampshire woods. Theirs is a restless, richly observed journey, crowned by a reckoning no one could predict. Few writers can match John Irving's knack for denouement, and in Last Night in Twisted River, his extraordinary ending is made all the more powerful by a story that feasts on language, life, and love. --Anne BartholomewAbout the Author:
John Irving published his first novel, Setting Free the Bears, in 1968. He has been nominated for a National Book Award three times — winning once, in 1980, for the novel The World According to Garp. He also received an O. Henry Award, in 1981, for the short story “Interior Space.” In 1992, Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules.
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Descripción Random House, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111408801841
Descripción Random House, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1408801841
Descripción Bloomsbury, London, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. A near mint, beautiful UK first edition, first printing in an unblemished dustjacket (not price-clipped) fitted with a protective and removable mylar sleeve - This is the true first edition and precedes all others - All my books are always securely packed with plenty of bubblewrap in professional boxes and promptly dispatched (within 2-3 days) - 'An emotional authority that recalls The Cider House Rules and a plot every bit as disquieting as that of his 1978 breakthrough bestseller, The World According to Garp . It's a page-turner in the smartest possible sense, written with the historical authenticity and taut command of language that has established Irving as one of America's greatest living novelists' --GQ - SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR - Pictures available upon request. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 000070
Descripción Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. A mint first printing in a likewise unclipped dust wrapper. This unread gift condition copy is SIGNED by the author to the title page. BOXED DESPATCH: OVERSEAS AIR ONLY: PLEASE DO NOT SELECT SURFACE!. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-16510534127