A Letter from the Editor

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Dear Reader, We use the word “great” so often that we’ve degraded its meaning. Great haircut! Great idea! Great casserole! So what can a book publisher say, without committing sins of hyperbole, about an author who truly does possess greatness? In One Person is John Irving’s thirteenth novel. Having closely read all of the others, I can […]

John Irving: Author Q & A

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You can download this Q & A in a print/mobile friendly PDF here. The protagonist and first person narrator of In One Person, Billy Abbott, is bisexual. Why do you think bisexuals are rarely represented in literature?   The bisexual men I have known were not shy, nor were they “conflicted.”  (This is also true of […]

Excerpt from In One Person

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Download the print/mobile friendly PDF here. I’m going to begin by telling you about Miss Frost. While I say to everyone that I became a writer because I read a certain novel by Charles Dickens at the formative age of fifteen, the truth is I was younger than that when I first met Miss Frost […]

Library Journal starred review

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The Library Journal reviews In One Person. What is “normal”? Does it really matter? In Irving’s latest novel (after Last Night in Twisted River), nearly everyone has a secret, but the characters who embrace and accept their own differences and those of others are the most content. This makes the narrator, Bill, particularly appealing. Bill knows from […]