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La increíble nueva novela de John Irving, recuerda a las normas de la casa de la sidra y una oración por Owen Meany
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'Irving's novels are not just page-turners. Time and again, he forces his readers to consider important social issues - war, rape, incest, the fragmentation of the family, feminism, the culture of celebrity - in a way reminiscent of Dickens Irving is peerless at presenting action, writing without a wasted second' Guardian 'The precision of Irving's voice, the raw urgency of his style, his sly interweaving of magic and mischief are all so resoundingly present, that one barely notices just how much they are there' Daily Express 'John Irving has been compared with Kurt Vonnegut and J.D. Salinger, but is arguably more inventive than either. Wry, laconic, he sketches his characters with an economy that springs from a feeling for words and mastery over his craft' The Times 'What [Irving] does better than anyone is create memorable characters. No-one is too incidental to warrant Irving's full attention. Every minor character is as well developed as a major one and detail is his trademark' MirrorReseña del editor:
In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County - to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto - pursued by the implacable 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 living replica of Coos County, 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, Last Night in Twisted River is written with the historical authenticity and emotional authority of The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany. It is also as violent and disturbing a story as John Irving's breakthrough bestseller, The World According to Garp. What further distinguishes Last Night in Twisted River is the author's unmistakable voice - the inimitable voice of an accomplished storyteller. Near the end of this moving novel, John Irving writes: 'We don't always have a choice how we get to know one another. Sometimes, people fall into our lives cleanly - as if out of the sky, or as if there were a direct flight from Heaven to Earth - the same sudden way we lose people, who once seemed they would always be part of our lives'.
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Descripción Random House, 2009. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P111408801841
Descripción Random House, 2009. Hardcover. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M1408801841
Descripción Random House. Hardcover. Condición: New. 1408801841 New Condition. Nº de ref. del artículo: NEW7.1529190
Descripción Bloomsbury, London, 2009. Hardcover. Condición: 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. del artículo: 000070