In One Person (Paperback)
  • In One Person (Paperback)
zoom

In One Person (Paperback)

(author)
5 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£14.99
Paperback 624 Pages
Published: 14/03/2013
  • In stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

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, 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’.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552778442
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 419 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 37 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

This wonderful novel is an epic, moving survey of 70 years of sexual revolution - The Times

Deeply enjoyable... a comic celebration of polymorphous perversity, and of literature - Guardian

Irving has rarely written with the gorgeous poise and control he musters here - Financial Times

In One Person gives a lot. It’s funny, as you would expect. It’s risky in what it exposes. Tolerance, in a John Irving novel is not about anything goes; it’s what happens when we face our own desires honestly, whether we act on them or not - Jeanette Winterson

A brave and hugely affecting depiction of how in one life (sexual and otherwise) we contain multitudes - Elle

You may also be interested in...

The Housekeepers
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Before the Coffee Gets Cold
Added to basket
Prophet Song
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Last Devil To Die
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
You Are Here
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
The Running Grave
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
More Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Added to basket
Yellowface
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Added to basket
Once Upon A Broken Heart
Added to basket
Talking at Night
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
What You Are Looking for is in the Library
Added to basket
Butter
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Bee Sting
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Happy Place
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Long Island
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback

“A must for fans... and perfect for new readers.”

John Irving's latest offering is a wonderfully original take on the coming of age novel.

Spanning decades and continents, the story of William Abbott, with his unconventional sexual tastes and doomed romantic... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 58

“John Irving at His Best!”

John Irving is my favourite author. I have read all his novels and when I first heard that he was writing a new book, I could not wait to read it. This book did not let me down! "In One Person" is an amazing... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 28

“I love John Irving!”

I am a great admirer of John Irving's writing and I loved this novel! It is narrated by Billy a bisexual novelist who tells us of his life growing up in a small New England town whilst coming to terms with his... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 25

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: