John Irving to release latest novel
From the author who brought you the classics, A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Cider House Rules, now comes another novel slated to be the next bestseller, Last Night in Twisted River! On October 27, Irving fans will finally get their hands on the long-awaited book.
His twelfth novel to date takes place in the mid 1900s, when a scared 12-year old mistakes an innocent girl for a bear. Forced to flee, he and his father run from city to city, pursued by an unstoppable constable, with only a strange lone logger as their protector.
John Irving was born in 1942 and started writing early on. His first novel was published at the age of 26. Some of his favourite authors included the great Charles Dickens (to whom he was often named as a “literary heir”), Gunter Grass, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Find out more about Irving’s favourites at Infloox.
Which of Irving’s books is your favourite? What did you love about it? The Cider House Rules was previously adapted for film with much success. Do you see any of his other books being made into movies as well?
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