Last Night in Twisted River

Kobo ebook | October 20, 2009

byJohn Irving

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From the author of A Widow for One Year, A Prayer for Owen Meany and other acclaimed novels, comes a story of a father and a son - fugitives in 20th-century North America.

In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, a twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, pursued by the 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 world "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, what distinguishes Last Night in Twisted River is the author's unmistakable voice, the inimitable voice of an accomplished storyteller.


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From the author of A Widow for One Year, A Prayer for Owen Meany and other acclaimed novels, comes a story of a father and a son - fugitives in 20th-century North America.In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, a twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. B...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 20, 2009Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307373037

ISBN - 13:9780307373038

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great #plumreview Another great read by one of my favorite authors. Great characters.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Last night in twisted river Loved the story, and characters. Brought me back to old times in Algonquin park lumbering. The character are so similar, it is uncanny
Date published: 2014-03-30