PORTO-
FREI

Last Night in Twisted River

A Novel

von Irving, John   (Autor)

1954 hält ein Zwölfjähriger irrtümlich die Freundin des Dorfpolizisten für einen Bären - der Beginn einer jahrzehntelangen Flucht. Mit seinem Vater flieht er von New Hampshire nach Boston, von Vermont nach Toronto, der unerbittliche Polizist ihnen immer auf den Fersen. Den einzigen Schutz gewährt ihnen ein Holzarbeiter, mit dem sie sich anfreunden. Über fünf Dekaden zieht sich diese Vater-Sohn-Geschichte, die gleichzeitig die letzten fünfzig Jahre Nordamerikas porträtiert. Mal verstörend, mal bewegend, gewaltsam und gefühlvoll, ist sie ein erzählerischer Genuss. From the author of A Widow for One Year, A Prayer for Owen Meany and other acclaimed novels, comes a story of a father and a son - fugitives in 20th-century North America. In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, a twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, pursued by the constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them. In a story spanning five decades, Last Night in Twisted River - John Irving's twelfth novel - depicts the recent half-century in the United States as a world 'where lethal hatreds were generally permitted to run their course.' From the novel's taut opening sentence - 'The young Canadian, who could not have been more than fifteen, had hesitated too long.' - to its elegiac final chapter, what distinguishes Last Night in Twisted River is the author's unmistakable voice, the inimitable voice of an accomplished storyteller.

Buch (Kartoniert)

EUR 8,50

Alle Preisangaben inkl. MwSt.

SOFORT LIEFERBAR (am Lager)
(Nur noch wenige Exemplare auf Lager)

Versandkostenfrei*

Versandtermin: 01. Februar 2023, wenn Sie jetzt bestellen.
(innerhalb Deutschlands, Sendungen in Geschenkverpackung: + 1 Werktag)

 
 

Produktbeschreibung

In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County-to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto-pursued by the implacable constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them.

In a story spanning five decades, Last Night in Twisted River-John Irving's twelfth novel-depicts the recent half-century in the United States as "a living replica of Coos County, where lethal hatreds were generally permitted to run their course.” From the novel's taut opening sentence-"The young Canadian, who could not have been more than fifteen, had hesitated too long”-to its elegiac final chapter, Last Night in Twisted River is written with the historical authenticity and emotional authority of The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany. It is also as violent and disturbing a story as John Irving's breakthrough bestseller, The World According to Garp.

What further distinguishes Last Night in Twisted River is the author's unmistakable voice-the inimitable voice of an accomplished storyteller. Near the end of this moving novel, John Irving writes: "We don't always have a choice how we get to know one another. Sometimes, people fall into our lives cleanly-as if out of the sky, or as if there were a direct flight from Heaven to Earth-the same sudden way we lose people, who once seemed they would always be part of our lives.” 

Autoreninfo

John Irving 

Mehr vom Verlag:

Random House LCC US

Mehr vom Autor:

Irving, John

Produktdetails

Medium: Buch
Format: Kartoniert
Seiten: 585
Sprache: Englisch
Erschienen: Juni 2010
Titelübersetzung: Letzte Nacht in Twisted River
Maße: 178 x 108 mm
Gewicht: 296 g
ISBN-10: 0345523776
ISBN-13: 9780345523778

Bestell-Nr.: 6108972 
Libri-Verkaufsrang (LVR): 140549
Libri-Relevanz: 6 (max 9.999)
 

Ist ein Paket? 0
Rohertrag: 2,78 €
Porto: 1,84 €
Deckungsbeitrag: 0,94 €

LIBRI: 8310769
LIBRI-EK*: 5.16 € (35%)
LIBRI-VK: 8,50 €
Libri-STOCK: 6
* EK = ohne MwSt.
P_SALEALLOWED: AD AE AF AI AL AM AO AQ AR AS AT AW AX AZ BA BE BF BG BH BI BJ BL BO BQ BR BT BV BY CD CF CG CH CI CK CL CM CN CO CR CU CV CW CZ DE DJ DK DO DZ EC EE EG EH ER ES ET FI FM FO FR GA GE GF GL GN GP GQ GR GT GU GW HK HM HN HR HT HU ID IL IQ IR IS IT JO JP KG KH KM KP KR KW KZ LA LB LI LR LT LU LV LY MA MC MD ME MF MG MH MK ML MM MN MO MP MQ MR MV MX NC NE NF NI NL NO NP NU OM PA PE PF PH PL PM PR PS PT PW PY QA RE RO RS RU RW SA SD SE SG SI SJ SK SM SN SR SS ST SV SX SY TD TF TG TH TJ TK TL TM TN TR TW UA UM UY UZ VA VE VI VN WF WS YE YT
DRM: 0
0 = Kein Kopierschutz
1 = PDF Wasserzeichen
2 = DRM Adobe
3 = DRM WMA (Windows Media Audio)
4 = MP3 Wasserzeichen
6 = EPUB Wasserzeichen

UVP: 2 
Warengruppe: 21110 

KNO: 25328814
KNO-EK*: 3.11 € (40%)
KNO-VK: 8,00 €
KNV-STOCK: 0

KNOABBVERMERK: 2010. 608 S. 6.8700 in
Einband: Kartoniert
Sprache: Englisch
Beilage(n): ,

Alle Preise inkl. MwSt. , innerhalb Deutschlands liefern wir immer versandkostenfrei . Informationen zum Versand ins Ausland .

Kostenloser Versand *

innerhalb eines Werktages

OHNE RISIKO

30 Tage Rückgaberecht

Käuferschutz

mit Geld-Zurück-Garantie