Library Journal starred review

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…

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Booklist Review: “Sweetly Audacious”

Storytelling wizard that he is, Irving revitalizes his signature motifs (New England life, wrestling, praising great writers, forbidden sex) while animating a glorious cast of misfit characters within a complicated plot. A mesmerizing, gracefully maturing narrator, Billy navigates fraught relationships with men and women and witnesses the horrors of the AIDS epidemic. Ever the fearless…

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Early Praise for In One Person

“His most daringly political, sexually transgressive, and moving novel in well over a decade.” — Vanity Fair “A brave and hugely affecting depiction of how in one life (sexual and otherwise) we contain multitudes.” — Elle “A rich and absorbing book, even beautiful…In One Person marks a milestone for Irving, a tipping point, to use…

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