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 an early age that he is bisexual, even if he doesn’t label himself as such. He has “inappropriate crushes” but doesn’t make himself miserable denying that part of himself; he simply acts, for better or for worse…This wonderful blend of thought-provoking, well-constructed, and meaningful writing is what one has come to expect of Irving, and it also makes for an enjoyable page-turner.—Shaunna Hunter