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The Fourth Hand (Unabridged)

by John Irving

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Description

While reporting a story from India, a New York television journalist has his left hand eaten by a lion; millions of TV viewers witness the accident. In Boston, a renowned hand surgeon awaits the opportunity to perform the nation's first hand transplant; meanwhile, in the distracting aftermath of an acrimonious divorce, the surgeon is seduced by his housekeeper. A married woman in Wisconsin wants to give the one-handed reporter her husband's left hand - that is, after her husband dies. But the husband is alive, relatively young, and healthy. This is how John Irving's tenth novel begins; it seems, at first, to be a comedy, perhaps a satire, almost certainly a sexual farce. Yet, in the end, The Fourth Hand is as realistic and emotionally moving as any of Mr. Irving's previous novels. The Fourth Hand is characteristic of John Irving's seamless storytelling and further explores some of the author's recurring themes - loss, grief, love as redemption. But this novel also breaks new ground; it offers a penetrating look at the power of second chances and the will to change.

Customer Reviews

The Fourth Hand

One of my all time favorite books....I have given several copies of Irving's "The Fourth Hand" as gifts to my friends and family. John Irving rocks!

Kids And Young Adults?

I was searching for the Hotel New Hampshire in audiobooks and saw this, I was going to add it to my wishlist when i saw that it is listed in Kids and Young Adults. I really don't think by the description that it belongs there. Admittedly, I have not yet read it! But, it does seem a little misplaced on the ol' book shelf. I also had to rate to post this. So I erred on the positive :)

John Irving, The Fourth Hand (Unabridged)
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  • Narrator: Jason Culp
  • Published: 2001
  • Category: Fiction
  • Provider: Random House AudioBooks
  • Presented by Audible.com

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