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: 217,348

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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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"In One Person "gives a lot. It s funny, as you would expect. It s risky in what it exposes. Tolerance, in a John Irving novel, is not about anything goes. It s what happens when we face our own desires honestly, whether we act on them or not. --Jeanette Winterson "The New York Times Book Review "