With such acclaimed works as The World According to Garp, The Cider House Rules, and A Prayer for Owen Meany to his credit, National Book Award winner John Irving stands as one of America's most gifted contemporary novelists. Irving's eagerly anticipated 13th novel, In One Person, explores such themes as love, loss, and identity through the eyes of a bisexual man. "John Irving . is an abundantly and even joyfully talented storyteller."-New York Times
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"Bestselling novelist John Irving posits that exploring the spectrum of human desire is one way of revealing the identity of his bisexual main character, Billy Dean. Narrator John Benjamin Hickey juggles numerous characters and plot twists as Billy, who becomes a novelist, deals with love affairs, the AIDS epidemic, and the search for his absent father. Billy experiences the sting of prejudice and societal rejection as he ages through the 1960s to 2010. Hickey weaves this funny and heartbreaking story at a calm and deliberate pace. While Billy's experiences are explicitly recounted, his many loves exemplify different chapters of America's perception of love and sex. While the journey is long, Irving and Hickey make the destination well worth the trip. R.O. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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