A masterpiece from one of the great contemporary American writers.
John Irving published his first novel, Setting Free the Bears, in 1968. He has been nominated for a National Book Award three times - winning once, in 1980, for the novel The World According to Garp. He also received an O. Henry Award in 1981 for the short story 'Interior Space'. In 1992, he was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules - a film with seven Academy Award nominations. In 2001, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His most recent novel is Last Night in Twisted River.
A hectic gaudy saga with the verve of a Marx Brothers movie * The
New York Times Book Review *
Literate, ingenious and original * Observer *
Irving is the wisest, most anguished and funniest novelist of his generation and The Hotel New Hampshire is his best work * Chicago Sun-Times *
An American masterpiece -- Anthony Burgess