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.
ISBN: 9780345523778 | ISBN-10: 0345523776
Ballantine | publication date: 06/2010
US Edition | pocket |