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The Resource A widow for one year : a novel, John Irving ; introduction by the author

A widow for one year : a novel, John Irving ; introduction by the author

Label
A widow for one year : a novel
Title
A widow for one year
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Irving ; introduction by the author
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"We first meet Ruth Cole in the summer of 1958 when she walks in on her mother having sex with 16-year-old Eddie O'Hare, the assistant to Ruth's alcoholic father. The death of Ruth's older brothers (years before she was born) turns her mother, Marion, into a zombie who is unable to love her surviving daughter. Ted Cole is a semisuccessful writer and illustrator of disturbingly creepy children's novels. His womanizing habits prove he's "as deceitful as a damaged condom," but he remains the only stable figure in Ruth's life. The tempestuous tale fast-forwards to the year 1990 when Ruth's soaring writing career is faring far better than her lackluster love life. The final segment of the novel ends in 1995 when 41-year-old Ruth is ready to fall in love for the first time."--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
AKD
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A widow for one year : a novel, John Irving ; introduction by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Introduction by the author"--Cover
Control code
ocm52428073
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Modern Library ed.
Extent
xvi, 537 p.
Isbn
9780812968576
Lccn
97049166
System control number
(OCoLC)52428073
Label
A widow for one year : a novel, John Irving ; introduction by the author
Publication
Note
"Introduction by the author"--Cover
Control code
ocm52428073
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Modern Library ed.
Extent
xvi, 537 p.
Isbn
9780812968576
Lccn
97049166
System control number
(OCoLC)52428073

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