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In One Person: A Novel
by John Irving

Published: 2012-05-08
Hardcover : 448 pages
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A compelling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity, In One Person is a story of unfulfilled love?tormented, funny, and affecting?and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences. Billy, the bisexual narrator and main character of In One Person, tells the tragicomic story (lasti...
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A compelling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity, In One Person is a story of unfulfilled love?tormented, funny, and affecting?and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences. Billy, the bisexual narrator and main character of In One Person, tells the tragicomic story (lasting more than half a century) of his life as a 'sexual suspect,? a phrase first used by John Irving in 1978 in his landmark novel of ?terminal cases,? The World According to Garp.

His most political novel since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving's In One Person is a poignant tribute to Billy's friends and lovers?a theatrical cast of characters who defy category and convention. Not least, In One Person is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself ?worthwhile.?

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  "Offensive sexually explicit descriptions"by Zebra215 (see profile) 10/08/12

Unnecessary.

 
  "In One Person"by cvanderwill (see profile) 08/28/12

This book had me saying, "oh my!" over and over again (something I don't recall from other John Irving novels I've read). Outrageous and sometimes a bit over the top, yet this novel really opened up my... (read more)

 
  "In one person"by aluba (see profile) 08/23/12

I found this book boring. I could not wait for it to be over. It seemed to drag on and on. There was nothing that seemed interesting or insightful. Lots of redundancy with loose ends. The main character... (read more)

 
  "In One Person"by AutumnJewel (see profile) 07/19/12

There is definitely material here for book club discussion. Our book club had two out of six people who didn't finish the book.I think out discussion mainly focused on why Irving wrote this book and why... (read more)

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