The Hotel New Hampshire

Author: John Irving
Homepage 9780552992091

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  • : $19.99(AUD)
  • : 9780552992091
  • : Transworld Publishers Limited
  • : Black Swan
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  • : 0.342
  • : December 1998
  • : 200mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 24.95
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  • : John Irving
  • : Black Swan S.
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
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  • : English
  • : 813.54
  • : very good
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  • : 520
  • : Modern fiction
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Barcode 9780552992091
9780552992091

Description

'The first of my father's illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels'. So says John Berry, son of a hapless dreamer, brother to a cadre of eccentric siblings, and chronicler of the lives lived, the loves experienced, the deaths met, and the myriad strange and wonderful times encountered by the family Berry. Hoteliers, pet-bear owners, friends of Freud (the animal trainer and vaudevillian, that is), and playthings of mad fate, they 'dream on' in this funny, sad, outrageous, and moving novel.

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A masterpiece from one of the great contemporary American writers.

Author description

John Irving published his first novel, Setting Free the Bears, in 1968. He has been nominated for a National Book Award three times - winning once, in 1980, for the novel The World According to Garp. He also received an O. Henry Award in 1981 for the short story 'Interior Space'. In 1992, he was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules - a film with seven Academy Award nominations. In 2001, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His most recent novel is Last Night in Twisted River.