Last Night in Twisted River Last Night in Twisted River
Last Night in Twisted River
Last Night in Twisted River

Anglais Last Night in Twisted River (édition en anglais)

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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. What further distinguishes Last Night in Twisted River is the author's unmistakable voice-the inimitable voice of an accomplished storyteller. Near the end of this moving novel, John Irving writes: "We don't always have a choice how we get to know one another. Sometimes, people fall into our lives cleanly-as if out of the sky, or as if there were a direct flight from Heaven to Earth-the same sudden way we lose people, who once seemed they would always be part of our lives."

Rayons : Littérature générale > Littérature générale

  • EAN

    9780345523778

  • Disponibilité

    Épuisé

  • Nombre de pages

    585 Pages

  • Longueur

    17.6 cm

  • Largeur

    10.6 cm

  • Épaisseur

    2.5 cm

  • Poids

    292 g

  • Support principal

    Poche

John Irving

John Irving, né en 1942, a grandi dans le New Hampshire. Depuis la parution du Monde selon Garp, il accumule les succès tant auprès du public que de la critique. À moi seul bien des personnages est son treizième roman.

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