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In One Person - A Novel

John Irving

His most political novel since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving's In One Person is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself "worthwhile." Advance praise for John Irving's In One Person: "This tender exploration of nascent desire, of love and loss, manages to be sweeping, brilliant, political, provocative, tragic, and funny-it is precisely the kind of astonishing alchemy we associate with a John Irving novel. The unfolding of the AIDS epidemic in the United States in the '80s was the defining moment for me as a physician. With my patients' deaths, almost always occurring in the prime of life, I would find myself cataloging the other losses-namely, what these people might have offered society had they lived the full measure of their days: their art, their literature, the children they might have raised. In One Person is the novel that for me will define that era. A profound truth is arrived at in these pages. It is Irving at his most daring, at his most ambitious. It is America and American writing, both at their very best." -Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone and My Own Country "In One Person is a novel that makes you proud to be human. It is a book that not only accepts but also loves our differences. From the beginning of his career, Irving has always cherished our peculiarities-in a fierce, not a saccharine, way. Now he has extended his sympathies-and ours-still further into areas that even the misfits eschew. Anthropologists say that the interstitial-whatever lies between two familiar opposites-is usually declared either taboo or sacred. John Irving in this magnificent novel-his best and most passionate since The World According to Garp-has sacralized what lies between polarizing genders and orientations. And have I mentioned it is also a gripping page-turner and a beautifully constructed work of art?" -Edmund White, author of City Boy and Genet: A Biography

His most political novel since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving's In One Person is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself "worthwhile." Advance praise for John Irving's In One Person: "This tender exploration of nascent desire, of love and loss, manages to be sweeping, brilliant, political, provocative, tragic, and funny-it is precisely the kind of astonishing alchemy we associate with a John Irving novel. The unfolding of the AIDS epidemic in the United States in the '80s was the defining moment for me as a physician. With my patients' deaths, almost always occurring in the prime of life, I would find myself cataloging the other losses-namely, what these people might have offered society had they lived the full measure of their days: their art, their literature, the children they might have raised. In One Person is the novel that for me will define that era. A profound truth is arrived at in these pages. It is Irving at his most daring, at his most ambitious. It is America and American writing, both at their very best." -Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone and My Own Country "In One Person is a novel that makes you proud to be human. It is a book that not only accepts but also loves our differences. From the beginning of his career, Irving has always cherished our peculiarities-in a fierce, not a saccharine, way. Now he has extended his sympathies-and ours-still further into areas that even the misfits eschew. Anthropologists say that the interstitial-whatever lies between two familiar opposites-is usually declared either taboo or sacred. John Irving in this magnificent novel-his best and most passionate since The World According to Garp-has sacralized what lies between polarizing genders and orientations. And have I mentioned it is also a gripping page-turner and a beautifully constructed work of art?" -Edmund White, author of City Boy and Genet: A Biography
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

His most political novel since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving's In One Person is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself "worthwhile." Advance praise for John Irving's In One Person: "This tender exploration of nascent desire, of love and loss, manages to be sweeping, brilliant, political, provocative, tragic, and funny-it is precisely the kind of astonishing alchemy we associate with a John Irving novel. The unfolding of the AIDS epidemic in the United States in the '80s was the defining moment for me as a physician. With my patients' deaths, almost always occurring in the prime of life, I would find myself cataloging the other losses-namely, what these people might have offered society had they lived the full measure of their days: their art, their literature, the children they might have raised. In One Person is the novel that for me will define that era. A profound truth is arrived at in these pages. It is Irving at his most daring, at his most ambitious. It is America and American writing, both at their very best." -Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone and My Own Country "In One Person is a novel that makes you proud to be human. It is a book that not only accepts but also loves our differences. From the beginning of his career, Irving has always cherished our peculiarities-in a fierce, not a saccharine, way. Now he has extended his sympathies-and ours-still further into areas that even the misfits eschew. Anthropologists say that the interstitial-whatever lies between two familiar opposites-is usually declared either taboo or sacred. John Irving in this magnificent novel-his best and most passionate since The World According to Garp-has sacralized what lies between polarizing genders and orientations. And have I mentioned it is also a gripping page-turner and a beautifully constructed work of art?" -Edmund White, author of City Boy and Genet: A Biography

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Benjamin Hickey

Length:

16h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

14:20


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:17


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

11:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:57


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:39


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

11:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

12:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:32


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

16:36


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:25


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

14:14


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

11:43


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:32


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:46


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

10:48


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

10:51


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:31


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

10:07


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

10:06


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

10:31


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

12:00


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

14:26


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:36


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:46


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

12:03


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

10:41


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

12:54


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

10:15


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

14:01


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:59


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:12


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:05


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:58


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

10:21


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

12:40


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

14:41


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:01


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:35


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

10:48


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:02


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

10:09


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

16:44


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

13:11


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

09:02


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

11:56


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

11:52


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

14:32


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

14:48


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

10:40


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

09:53


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:22


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:08


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

13:34


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

10:02


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

01:09