In One Person

In One Person

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By (author) John Irving

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Paperback | 425 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 208mm x 30mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 29 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1451664133
  • ISBN 13: 9781451664133
  • Sales rank: 181,922

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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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"It is impossible to imagine the American - or international - literary landscape without John Irving....He has sold tens of millions of copies of his books, books that have earned descriptions like "epic" and "extraordinary" and "controversial" and "sexually brave." And yet, unlike so many writers in the contemporary canon, he manages to write books that are both critically acclaimed and beloved for their sheer readability. He is as close as one gets to a contemporary Dickens in the scope of his celebrity and the level of his achievement." "--Time"