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A New York Times bestselling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity, In One Person is a story of unfulfilled love — tormented, funny, and affecting — and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences. Billy, the bisexual narrator and main character of In One Person, tells the tragicomic story (lasting more than half a century) of his life as a “sexual suspect,” a phrase first used by John Irving in 1978 in his landmark novel of “terminal cases,” The World According to Garp.

In One Person is a poignant tribute to Billy’s friends and lovers — a theatrical cast of characters who defy category and convention. Not least, In One Person is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself “worthwhile.”

Review:

"This tender exploration of nascent desire, of love and loss, manages to be sweeping, brilliant, political, provocative, tragic, and funny — it is precisely the kind of astonishing alchemy we associate with a John Irving novel. The unfolding of the AIDS epidemic in the United States in the '80s was the defining moment for me as a physician. With my patients’ deaths, almost always occurring in the prime of life, I would find myself cataloging the other losses — namely, what these people might have offered society had they lived the full measure of their days: their art, their literature, the children they might have raised. In One Person is the novel that for me will define that era. A profound truth is arrived at in these pages. It is Irving at his most daring, at his most ambitious. It is America and American writing, both at their very best.” Abraham Verghese

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"In One Person is a novel that makes you proud to be human. It is a book that not only accepts but also loves our differences. From the beginning of his career, Irving has always cherished our peculiarities — in a fierce, not a saccharine, way. Now he has extended his sympathies — and ours — still further into areas that even the misfits eschew. Anthropologists say that the interstitial — whatever lies between two familiar opposites — is usually declared either taboo or sacred. John Irving in this magnificent novel — his best and most passionate since The World According to Garp — has sacralized what lies between polarizing genders and orientations. And have I mentioned it is also a gripping page-turner and a beautifully constructed work of art?" Edmund White

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"His most daringly political, sexually transgressive, and moving novel in well over a decade." Vanity Fair

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"A brave and affecting depiction of how in one life (sexual and otherwise) we contain multitudes." Elle

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In One Person is a rich and absorbing book, even beautiful.” Esquire

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“[In One Person] is a staggeringly ambitious work, and its success reaffirms Irving’s place among our greatest working novelists.” BookPage

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“Few writers can craft misfits with the tenderness of Irving, and this tragicomic portrait of a bisexual man is a masterpiece of sympathy and imagination.” Departures

Review:

“Gorgeous…Irving remains a master builder when it comes to constructing an epic plot filled with satisfying twists.” Entertainment Weekly

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“It is impossible to imagine the American — or international — literary landscape without John Irving....He has sold tens of millions of copies of his books, books that have earned descriptions like epic and extraordinary and controversial and sexually brave. And yet, unlike so many writers in the contemporary canon, he manages to write books that are both critically acclaimed and beloved for their sheer readability. He is as close as one gets to a contemporary Dickens in the scope of his celebrity and the level of his achievement.” Time

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In One Person gives a lot. It’s funny, as you would expect. It’s risky in what it exposes....Tolerance, in a John Irving novel, is not about anything goes. It’s what happens when we face our own desires honestly, whether we act on them or not.” Jeanette Winterson

Synopsis:

A story of unfulfilled love — dark and tormented, but affecting — John Irving's most political novel since The World According to Garp.

About the Author

The World According to Garp, which won the National Book Award in 1980, was John Irving’s fourth novel and his first international bestseller. Irving’s novels are now translated into thirty-five languages, and he has had nine international bestsellers. In One Person is John Irving’s thirteenth novel.

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mgreiner1, June 2, 2013 (view all comments by mgreiner1)
Makes me wonder if the author is, you know.... Not your typical coming of age story. Full of humor, pathos, Shakespeare, boys and men, girls and women. Part of the story took me back to a most painful time in our American history, but I willingly went there to learn how everyone was doing, coping, surviving. I recommend this book highly, alone with all others written by John Irving.
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ISBN:
9781451664133
Author:
Irving, John
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
Literary
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in

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Product details 448 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9781451664133 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This tender exploration of nascent desire, of love and loss, manages to be sweeping, brilliant, political, provocative, tragic, and funny — it is precisely the kind of astonishing alchemy we associate with a John Irving novel. The unfolding of the AIDS epidemic in the United States in the '80s was the defining moment for me as a physician. With my patients’ deaths, almost always occurring in the prime of life, I would find myself cataloging the other losses — namely, what these people might have offered society had they lived the full measure of their days: their art, their literature, the children they might have raised. In One Person is the novel that for me will define that era. A profound truth is arrived at in these pages. It is Irving at his most daring, at his most ambitious. It is America and American writing, both at their very best.”
"Review" by , "In One Person is a novel that makes you proud to be human. It is a book that not only accepts but also loves our differences. From the beginning of his career, Irving has always cherished our peculiarities — in a fierce, not a saccharine, way. Now he has extended his sympathies — and ours — still further into areas that even the misfits eschew. Anthropologists say that the interstitial — whatever lies between two familiar opposites — is usually declared either taboo or sacred. John Irving in this magnificent novel — his best and most passionate since The World According to Garp — has sacralized what lies between polarizing genders and orientations. And have I mentioned it is also a gripping page-turner and a beautifully constructed work of art?"
"Review" by , "His most daringly political, sexually transgressive, and moving novel in well over a decade."
"Review" by , "A brave and affecting depiction of how in one life (sexual and otherwise) we contain multitudes."
"Review" by , In One Person is a rich and absorbing book, even beautiful.”
"Review" by , “[In One Person] is a staggeringly ambitious work, and its success reaffirms Irving’s place among our greatest working novelists.”
"Review" by , “Few writers can craft misfits with the tenderness of Irving, and this tragicomic portrait of a bisexual man is a masterpiece of sympathy and imagination.”
"Review" by , “Gorgeous…Irving remains a master builder when it comes to constructing an epic plot filled with satisfying twists.”
"Review" by , “It is impossible to imagine the American — or international — literary landscape without John Irving....He has sold tens of millions of copies of his books, books that have earned descriptions like epic and extraordinary and controversial and sexually brave. And yet, unlike so many writers in the contemporary canon, he manages to write books that are both critically acclaimed and beloved for their sheer readability. He is as close as one gets to a contemporary Dickens in the scope of his celebrity and the level of his achievement.”
"Review" by , In One Person gives a lot. It’s funny, as you would expect. It’s risky in what it exposes....Tolerance, in a John Irving novel, is not about anything goes. It’s what happens when we face our own desires honestly, whether we act on them or not.”
"Synopsis" by , A story of unfulfilled love — dark and tormented, but affecting — John Irving's most political novel since The World According to Garp.
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