The Cider House Rules (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
704
Utgivningsdatum
1986-07-01
Upplaga
New e.
Förlag
Black Swan
Dimensioner
200 x 130 x 45 mm
Vikt
470 g
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,
SAB
He
ISBN
9780552992046
The Cider House Rules (häftad)

The Cider House Rules

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Häftad Engelska, 1986-07-01
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'The reason Homer Wells kept his name was that he came back to St Cloud's so many times, after so many failed foster homes, that the orphanage was forced to acknowledge Homer's intention to make St Cloud's his home.' Homer Wells' odyssey begins among the apple orchards of rural Maine. As the oldest unadopted child at St Cloud's orphanage, he strikes up a profound and unusual friendship with Wilbur Larch, the orphanage's founder - a man of rare compassion and an addiction to ether. What he learns from Wilbur takes him from his early apprenticeship in the orphanage surgery, to an adult life running a cider-making factory and a strange relationship with the wife of his closest friend...
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Like the rest of Irving's fiction, it is often disconcerting, but always exciting and provoking * Observer * Funnier than Garp...it's an irresistibly readable yarn spun by a master's voice * Time Out * John Irving has been compared with Kurt Vonnegut and J. D. Salinger but is arguably more inventive than either. Wry, laconic, he sketches his characters with an economy that springs from a feeling for words and mastery over his craft. This superbly original book is one to be read and remembered * The Times * The Cider House Rules is difficult to define and impossible not to admire * Daily Telegraph *

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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.