Last Night in Twisted River
From the author of A Widow for One Year, A Prayer for Owen Meany and other acclaimed novels, comes a story of a father and a son - fugitives in 20th-century North America.
In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, a twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, pursued by the 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 world "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, what distinguishes Last Night in Twisted River is the author's unmistakable voice, the inimitable voice of an accomplished storyteller.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Othemts - LibraryThing
Another sprawling, epic novel by John Irving. I haven't read one in a long time. This one tells the story of Dominic, the cook at a logging camp, and his son Daniel, who grows up to be an author ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - charlie68 - LibraryThing
Lots of unnecessary detail in a book that goes on and on. One of the books by Mr Irving equal parts funny and tragic and laughing at things that at a distance aren't that funny. Read full review
UNDER THE LOG
A WORLD OF ACCIDENTS
THE EIGHTINCH CASTIRON SKILLET
BENEVENTO AND AVELLINO 199
THE FRAGILE UNPREDICTABLE NATURE OF THINGS
KISSES OF VVOLVES
KETCIUMS LEFT HAND
POINTE AU BARIL STATION ONTARIO 2005
LOST NATION 493
THE BLUE MUSTANG