Avenue of Mysteries: Audiobook

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Avenue of Mysteries is available as an audiobook, too. Hear an excerpt with reader Armando Durán. As Irving says of Durán, “My wife Janet and I loved his reading of Gabriel García Márquez’s ‘Love in the Time of Cholera.’ We love his voice, and the way he interprets the dialogue of characters in novels, especially.” […]

Avenue of Mysteries: Trailers

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In these three book trailers, John Irving discusses Avenue of Mysteries. IN THE FIRST TRAILER, Irving describes the parallel tracks on which the story is told: In one story, there is a a fourteen-year-old boy named Juan Diego, growing up in Oaxaca, Mexico. In the other story, Juan Diego is fifty-four years old and travelling […]

Avenue of Mysteries: About the Book

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Juan Diego—a fourteen-year-old boy, who was born and grew up in Mexico—has a thirteen-year-old sister. Her name is Lupe, and she thinks she sees what’s coming—specifically, her own future and her brother’s. Lupe is a mind reader; she doesn’t know what everyone is thinking, but she knows what most people are thinking. Regarding what has happened, as opposed to what will, Lupe is usually right about the past; without your telling her, she knows all the worst things that have happened to you.