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Last Night in Twisted River - A Novel

John Irving

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." From the Hardcover edition.

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." From the Hardcover edition.
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Fiction

Description:

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." From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

24h 35m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:33


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:02


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:07


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:26


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:03


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:58


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:52


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:04


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:36


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:15


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:54


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:13


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:23


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:34


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:29


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:43


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:53


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:49


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:21


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:19


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:11


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:30


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:15


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:52


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:05


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:59


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:42


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:52


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:13


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:22


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:29


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:00


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:33


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:01


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:05


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

09:17


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:59


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

09:36


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:11


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:48


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:52


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

09:38


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:37


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:29


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:28


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:49


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:42


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:21


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:43


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:37


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:59


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:05


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:37


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:32


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:36


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:51


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:18


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:13


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:08


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:40


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:23


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:01


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:18


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:26


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:53


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:54


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:03


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:10


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:53


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:36


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:03


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:02


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:54


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:09


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:00


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:22


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:38


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:54


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:24


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:55


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:45


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

08:13


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:13


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:18


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:22


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

08:05


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:48


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:08


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:04


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:29


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

08:13


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

07:42


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

09:10


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:14


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:52


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:59


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:00


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:43


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:53


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

08:52


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

07:00


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:10


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:56


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:20


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:45


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

08:55


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:12


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:54


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

08:34


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:49


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:33


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:58


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:10


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:53


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:13


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

07:18


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

07:54


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

09:00


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:12


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

06:58


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

05:21


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

06:29


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

07:15


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

04:07


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

06:32


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:18


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:52


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:25


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:15


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

06:07


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

05:25


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:40


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

06:02


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

05:40


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

06:00


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

05:29


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

06:53


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

08:05


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

04:58


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

07:32


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

08:14


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

05:45


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

06:04


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

06:50


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

05:38


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

06:01


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

06:02


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

06:44


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

05:02


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

07:42


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

07:57

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