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The Resource Last night in twisted river : a novel, John Irving

Last night in twisted river : a novel, John Irving

Label
Last night in twisted river : a novel
Title
Last night in twisted river
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Irving
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto, pursued by the implacable constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them. 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
Summary
In a story spanning five decades, a twelve-year-old boy in New Hampshire mistakes the constable's girlfriend for a bear, leading to an unfortunate accident that forces the boy and his father to become fugitives pursued by the constable
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2009.
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324082
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
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Irving, John
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Teenage boys
  • Fathers and sons
  • Loggers
  • Coos County (N.H.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Last night in twisted river : a novel, John Irving
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000044683452
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
624 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780375435287
Label
Last night in twisted river : a novel, John Irving
Publication
Control code
000044683452
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
624 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780375435287

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