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Last Night in Twisted River

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In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constables 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 Irvings 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 novels 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 Irvings breakthrough bestseller, The World According to Garp.

What further distinguishes Last Night in Twisted River is the authors unmistakable voice-the inimitable voice of an accomplished storyteller. Near the end of this moving novel, John Irving writes: “We dont 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.”

From the Hardcover edition.

About 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739320327
Author:
Irving, John
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Read by:
Morey, Arthur
Read:
Morey, Arthur
Author:
Morey, Arthur
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Twenty CD
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.92x5.22x2.21 in. 1.19 lbs.
Media Run Time:
470

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