The Last Chairlift (Paperback)
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The Last Chairlift (Paperback)

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Paperback 912 Pages
Published: 28/09/2023
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Waterstones Says

A monumental family saga from the revered author of The World According to Garp and The Cider House Rules, Irving's opus confronts ghosts both real and imagined as a ski instructor returns to Aspen seeking answers about his past.

John Irving, one of the world's greatest novelists, returns with his first novel in seven years - a ghost story, a love story, and a lifetime of sexual politics.

In Aspen, Colorado, in 1941, Rachel Brewster is a slalom skier at the National Downhill and Slalom Championships. Little Ray, as she is called, finishes nowhere near the podium, but she manages to get pregnant. Back home, in New England, Little Ray becomes a ski instructor.

Her son, Adam, grows up in a family that defies conventions and evades questions concerning the eventful past. Years later, looking for answers, Adam will go to Aspen. In the Hotel Jerome, where he was conceived, Adam will meet some ghosts; in The Last Chairlift, they aren't the first or the last ghosts he sees.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471179112
Number of pages: 912

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Katy Wheatley

“Sadly Disappointing”

This is Irving's first book in about seven years. I have loved his writing for decades and was so excited to read this and it was honestly a crushing disappointment. It has many of his trademark subjects;... More

Hardback edition
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“Sweeping and poignant”

I finally got the better of this monster of a book! "A Prayer For Owen Meany" is one of my favourite novels and this book shares many themes as it spans the decades from the 1930s to the 21st century. There... More

Hardback edition
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“Intriguing read”

3.5 stars

The Last Chairlift although quite long was a read that is well worthwhile and I am glad that I had the opportunity to read the latest John Irving book.

The book is full of quirky characters that begins... More

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