In One Person

In One Person

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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."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 425 pages
  • 138 x 208 x 30mm | 498.95g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1451664133
  • 9781451664133
  • 273,070

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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 ""show more

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21,114 ratings
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4 39% (8,194)
3 28% (5,999)
2 9% (1,806)
1 3% (717)
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