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The Water-Method Man: John Irving

The Water-Method Man

John Irving

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ISBN 10: 0394473329 / ISBN 13: 9780394473321
Published by Random House, New York, 1972
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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John Irving's second book The Water-Method Man portrays the uproarious and poignant struggle of a man smitten by two powerful and the bewildering memories of a ling time spent on the lam. In its vitally and complexity, its richness of plot and character, its infectious humor, both witty and slapstick , and above all in its naked affection for the members of its cast, The Water-Method Man more than fulfills the promise of Mr, Irving's first novel. Book in fine + condition with large, bold presentation inscription on front paste-down which for some reason is neatly clipped Jacket clipped, otherwise in near perfect condition with barely visible wear at bottom corners. Internally perfect and unread. An iconic collectible. Bookseller Inventory # 000465

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Title: The Water-Method Man

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Fred 'Bogus' Trumper is a wayward knight-errant in the battle of the sexes and the pursuit of happiness. He also happens to have a complaint more serious than Portnoy's. Yet he stubbornly clings to the notion that he'll make something of his life, and is about to commit himself to a second marriage that bears remarkable resemblance to his first. The Water-Method Man is a work of cosummate artistry and comic invention, bizarre imagery and sharp social and psychological observation.

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