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Last Night in Twisted River: A Novel

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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 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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In a story spanning five decades, a twelve-year-old boy in New Hampshire mistakes the constable's girlfriend for a bear, leading to an unfortunate accident that forces the boy and his father to become fugitives pursued by the constable, with their only help coming from a fiercely libertarian logger, in a novel by a National Book Award-winning author.

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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 constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old andhis 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 ariver driver, who befriends them. In a story spanning five decades, Last Night in Twisted River depicts the recent half-century in the United States as a living replica of Coos County, where lethal hatreds weregenerally permitted to run their course. What further distinguishes Last Night in Twisted River is the author's unmistakable voice--the inimitable voice ofan accomplished storyteller.

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, Mr. 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–a film with seven Academy Award nominations. In 2001, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Last Night in Twisted River is John Irving’s twelfth novel.

Table of Contents

Coos County, New Hampshire, 1954 — Under the logs — Do-si-do — A world of accidents — The eight-inch cast iron skillet — Boston, 1967 — Nom de plume — In media res — Windham County, Vermont, 1983 — Benevento and Avellino — Dead dogs, remembering Mao's — The fragile, unpredictable, nature of things — Lady sky — Honey — Toronto, 2000 — The blue mustang — Kisses of wolves — Coos County, New Hampshire, 2001 — Ketchum's left hand — Moose dancing — Pointe au Baril Station, Ontario, 2005 — Lost nation — Ketchum excepted.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588369000
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
John, Irving
Author:
Irving, John
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Fugitives from justice
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Audiobooks -- Fiction.
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20091027
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
554

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"Synopsis" by , In a story spanning five decades, a twelve-year-old boy in New Hampshire mistakes the constable's girlfriend for a bear, leading to an unfortunate accident that forces the boy and his father to become fugitives pursued by the constable, with their only help coming from a fiercely libertarian logger, in a novel by a National Book Award-winning author.
"Synopsis" by , 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 andhis 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 ariver driver, who befriends them. In a story spanning five decades, Last Night in Twisted River depicts the recent half-century in the United States as a living replica of Coos County, where lethal hatreds weregenerally permitted to run their course. What further distinguishes Last Night in Twisted River is the author's unmistakable voice--the inimitable voice ofan accomplished storyteller.
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