|Award(s):||National Book Award (1980)|
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This is the life and times of T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields — a feminist leader ahead of her times. This is the life and death of a famous mother and her almost-famous son; theirs is a world of sexual extremes — even of sexual assassinations. It is a novel rich with "lunacy and sorrow"; yet the dark, violent events of the story do not undermine a comedy both ribald and robust. In...
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1979...my first contemporary novel!
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This book fucked with my mind.
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This book did not live up to its reviews
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An entertaining read. John Irving is a great writer!
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