Last Night in Twisted River

Last Night in Twisted River

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 16/09/2010
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In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, a twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, pursued by the 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 world 'where lethal hatreds were generally permitted to run their course.'

From the novel's taut opening sentence to its elegiac final chapter, what distinguishes Last Night in Twisted River is the author's unmistakable voice, the inimitable voice of an accomplished storyteller.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552776578
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Weight: 451g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 39 mm

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Last Night in Twisted River
Loved it!
As with other John Irving novels, it did take me a while to get into the style of writing, but it is definitely worth persevering with. The story follows ... READ MORE