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By John Irving
Published by Dutton on 2018-04-10
FICTION / Thrillers, FICTION / Literary
“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.” So says John Berry, son of a hapless dreamer, brother to a cadre of eccentric siblings, and chronicler of the lives lived, the loves experienced, the deaths met, and the myriad strange and wonderful times encountered by the family Berry. Hoteliers, pet-bear owners, friends of Freud (the animal trainer and vaudevillian, that is), and playthings of mad fate, they “dream on” in a funny, sad, outrageous, and moving novel by the remarkable author of A Prayer for Owen Meany and Last Night in Twisted River.
The narrator, middle child John, tells the story of the family as they try to live a normal life in hotels on two different continents. At once heart breaking and hilarious, THE HOTEL NEW HAMPSHIRE works ...
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As in most Irving novels, the plot of HOTEL is complex and multilayered, sprinkled liberally with flashback. Irving demands much of his readers, wielding words like weapons, layering plot upon plot in ...
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ALSO BY JOHN IRVING BOOKS Setting Free the Bears The Water-Method Man The 158-Pound Marriage The World According to Garp The Cider House Rules A Son of the Circus A Prayer for Owen Meany Trying to Save Piggy Sneed A Widow for One Year My Movie Business The Fourth Hand Until I Find You The Imaginary Girlfriend Last Night in Twisted River SCREENPLAYS The Cider House Rules
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