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The Resource A widow for one year : a novel, John Irving; [with an afterword by John Irving]

A widow for one year : a novel, John Irving; [with an afterword by John Irving]

Label
A widow for one year : a novel
Title
A widow for one year
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Irving; [with an afterword by John Irving]
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
Label
A widow for one year : a novel, John Irving; [with an afterword by John Irving]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Pages may vary
Control code
ocm41173230
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Ballantine Books trade ed.
Extent
553 p.
Isbn
9780375501371
Lccn
98096725
System control number
  • (Sirsi) l98096725
  • (OCoLC)41173230
Label
A widow for one year : a novel, John Irving; [with an afterword by John Irving]
Publication
Note
Pages may vary
Control code
ocm41173230
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Ballantine Books trade ed.
Extent
553 p.
Isbn
9780375501371
Lccn
98096725
System control number
  • (Sirsi) l98096725
  • (OCoLC)41173230

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