In One Person
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A New York Times bestselling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity, In One Person is a story of unfulfilled love—tormented, funny, and affecting—and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences.
"His most daringly political, sexually transgressive, and moving novel in well over a decade" (Vanity Fair).
Winner of a 2013 Lambda Literary Award
Billy, the bisexual narrator and main character of In One Person, tells the tragicomic story (lasting more than half a century) of his life as a "sexual suspect," a phrase first used by John Irving in 1978 in his landmark novel of "terminal cases," The World According to Garp.
In One Person is a poignant tribute to Billy’s friends and lovers—a theatrical cast of characters who defy category and convention. Not least, In One Person is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself "worthwhile."
From Publishers Weekly
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In One Person
John Irving's thirteenth novel is certainly not one of his best. It's a mostly tedious read involving too many amateur theater productions and more importantly, boys in the 60's who as men in the 80's paid a great price for their lack of sexual "normalcy". Mr. Irving's descriptions of aids related deaths are graphic, accurate, and agonizing.
But the novel's saving grace is its message regarding the frequently maligned LGBT community. "What you are isn't natural- you aren't normal! " the novel's bisexual protagonist Billy Abbott is told. He responds to the charges with words he once heard in his youth, "Please don't put a label on me... before you get to know me."
Gotta love a paper book
John Irving doesn't read well as an ebbok I am only two chapters in and I want to buy the book!!! Kudos!!
Wonderful, funny, touching
Irving does not disappoint!