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The Hotel New Hampshire

JOHN IRVING

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ISBN 10: 052512800X / ISBN 13: 9780525128007
Published by E. P. Dutton September 1981, 1981
Used Condition: Fine (F) Hardcover
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Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Minor edgewear to cover with a large close tear at the bottom of the spine about3' o/w very nice copy. John Irving's fifth novel about a family that grow up in three different hotels on two separate contine. Bookseller Inventory # 20080728102123

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Title: The Hotel New Hampshire

Publisher: E. P. Dutton September 1981

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine (F)

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

"The first of my father's illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels."
So says John Berry, son of a hapless dreamer, brother to a cadre of eccentric siblings, and chronicler of the lives lived, the loves experienced, the deaths met, and the myriad strange and wonderful times encountered by the family Berry. Hoteliers, pet-bear owners, friends of Freud (the animal trainer and vaudevillian, that is), and playthings of mad fate, they "dream on" in a funny, sad, outrageous, and moving novel by the remarkable author of A Son of the Circus and A Prayer for Owen Meany.
"Like Garp, [THE HOTEL NEW HAMPSHIRE] is a startlingly original family saga that combines macabre humor with Dickensian sentiment and outrage at cruelty, dogmatism and injustice."
--Time
"Rejoice! John Irving has written another book according to your world....You must read this book."
--Los Angeles Times
"Spellbinding...Intensely human...A high-wire act of dazzling virtuosity."
--Cosmopolitan

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THE HOTEL NEW HAMPSHIRE follows the Berry family across two continents and through three hotels. Family members attract friends who substitute lust, violence, laughter and tears for the standard bourgeois components. The author makes us ask, "Is that a tragedy?"

"A novel of outrageous exuberance and heartrending love...Irving clashes hilarity and heartbreak together like cymbals to bring us to attention." (American Way)

"Exotic characters...fantastic events...a hectic gaudy saga with the verve of a Marx Brothers movie." (The New York Times)

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