Last night in Twisted River: a novel

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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."

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9781400063840
9780375435287
037543528
9780345479730
9781415965771
9781588369000
9780739320327
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Level 7, 34 Points
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction, Coos County (N.H.) -- Fiction, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Fugitives from justice -- Fiction, Large type books, Loggers -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, American, Teenage boys -- Fiction, Toronto (Ont.) -- Fiction, Vermont -- Fiction
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title_short Last night in Twisted River :
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topic_facet Audiobooks, Fathers and sons, Fiction, Fugitives from justice, Large type books, Literature, Loggers, Psychological fiction, American, Teenage boys