In One Person

In One Person

By (author) John Irving , Read by John Benjamin Hickey

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"His most daringly political, sexually transgressive, and moving novel in well over a decade" ("Vanity Fair"). Winner of a 2013 Lambda Literary Award A "New York Times" bestselling 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 of "In One Person," 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." "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."

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  • CD-Audio
  • 130 x 150 x 38mm | 381.02g
  • 08 May 2012
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
  • Riverside
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1442349158
  • 9781442349155
  • 839,136

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"The World According to Garp," which won the National Book Award in 1980, was John Irving's fourth novel and his first international bestseller. Irving's novels are now translated into thirty-five languages, and he has had nine international bestsellers. "In One Person" is John Irving's thirteenth novel.

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"There's a talent at work in this brave new novel that -- as Prospero said -- 'frees all faults.' "--The Washington Post

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