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- DescriptionJohn Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired and beloved authors in this absorbing vel of fate and memory. In <i>Avenue of Mysteries</i>, Juan Diego a fourteen-year-old boy, who was born and grew up in Mexico has a thirteen-year-old sister. Her name is Lupe, and she thinks she sees what's coming specifically, her own future and her brother's. Lupe is a mind reader; she doesn't kw what everyone is thinking, but she kws what most people are thinking. Regarding what <i>has</i> happened, as opposed to what <i>will, </i> Lupe is usually right about the past; without your telling her, she kws all the worst things that have happened to you. Lupe doesn't kw the future as accurately. But consider what a terrible burden it is, if you believe you kw the future especially your own future, or, even worse, the future of someone you love. What might a thirteen-year-old girl be driven to do, if she thought she could change the future? As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but what travels with him are his dreams and memories; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico. As we grow older most of all, in what we remember and what we dream we live in the past. Sometimes, we live more vividly in the past than in the present. <i>Avenue of Mysteries </i>is the story of what happens to Juan Diego in the Philippines, where what happened to him in the past in Mexico collides with his future.
- Author BiographyJohn Irving was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1942. His first novel, <i>Setting Free the Bears</i>, was published in 1968, when he was twenty-six. He competed as a wrestler for twenty years, and coached wrestling until he was forty-seven. Mr. Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times winning once, in 1980, for his novel <i>The World According to Garp</i>. He received an O. Henry Award in 1981 for his short story Interior Space. In 2000, Mr. Irving won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for <i>The Cider House Rules</i>. In 2013, he won a Lambda Literary Award for his novel <i>In One Person</i>. An international writer his novels have been translated into more than thirty-five languages John Irving lives in Toronto. His all-time best-selling novel, in every language, is <i>A Prayer for Owen Meany</i>. <i>Avenue of Mysteries</i> is his fourteenth novel.
- Author(s)John Irving
- PublisherSimon & Schuster
- Date of Publication03/11/2015
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSimon & Schuster
- Weight748 g
- Width163 mm
- Height239 mm
- Spine38 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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