In One Person

Irving, John

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A tale 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.

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A compelling 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, 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.

His most political novel since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving’s 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’.

Additional information

Weight 420 g
Dimensions 198 × 127 × 38 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

621

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

813.54 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K