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In One Person - John Irving
In One Person
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A compelling 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... show more
A compelling 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. His most political novel since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving’s 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.”
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781451664126 (1451664125)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 425
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
1.5 In One Person
I have decided to move on from this one. There is just nothing in this story that keeps me interested, and that is a huge shame because the premise of the book - a coming of age story of a young guy who discovers he is not fitting in with the people around him because of his outlook on life and his ...
Cody's Bookshelf
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5.0 IN ONE PERSON Review
Synopsis: 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 tragico...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite rated it
4.0 In One Person, by John Irving
Can one person ever make us completely happy? William Abbott, the protagonist of In One Person by John Irving, has a type, but that's as far as he can commit. His problem is that no one else—especially not members of his family—can accept that he's attracted to both men and women. His family disappr...
JeffreyKeeten
JeffreyKeeten rated it
4.0 IN ONE PERSON BY JOHN IRVING
”Look, here it is--I just have to say this,” young Kittredge said; he almost couldn’t look at me. “i don’t know you, I admit--I don’t have a clue who my father really was, either, But I’ve read all your books, and I know what you do--I mean, in your writing. You make all these sexual extremes seem n...
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