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Last Night In Twisted River by John Irving

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Also by John Irving:

In One Person, May 2012
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Last Night In Twisted River, November 2009
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Until I Find You, May 2006
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The Imaginary Girlfriend, December 2003
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The Fourth Hand, May 2002
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My Movie Business, October 2000
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The Cider House Rules, November 1999
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A Widow for One Year, April 1999
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The World According to Garp, May 1998
Hardcover

Last Night In Twisted River
John Irving

Random House
November 2009
On Sale: October 27, 2009
576 pages
ISBN: 1400063841
EAN: 9781400063840
Hardcover
$28.00
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Literature and Fiction Literary

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.”

Media Buzz

On Point - September 6, 2010
Studio 360 - July 31, 2010
Saturday Early Show - December 19, 2009
Good Morning America - October 30, 2009

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