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The Cider House Rules
by John Irving


Overview - While reporting a story from India, a New York television journalist has his left hand eaten by a lion; millions of TV viewers witness the accident. In Boston, a renowned hand surgeon awaits the opportunity to perform the nation's first hand transplant; meanwhile, in the distracting aftermath of an acrimonious divorce, the surgeon is seduced by his housekeeper.  Read more...

 
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Overview
While reporting a story from India, a New York television journalist has his left hand eaten by a lion; millions of TV viewers witness the accident. In Boston, a renowned hand surgeon awaits the opportunity to perform the nation's first hand transplant; meanwhile, in the distracting aftermath of an acrimonious divorce, the surgeon is seduced by his housekeeper. A married woman in Wisconsin wants to give the one-handed reporter her husband's left hand mdash; that is, after her husband dies. But the husband is alive, relatively young, and healthy.

This is how John Irving's tenth novel begins; it seems, at first, to be a comedy, perhaps a satire, almost certainly a sexual farce. Yet, in the end, The Fourth Hand is as realistic and emotionally moving as any of Mr. Irving's previous novels mdash; including The World According to Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and A Widow for One Year mdash; or his Oscar-winning screenplay of The Cider House Rules. And while The Fourth Hand is characteristic of John Irving's seamless storytelling and further explores some of the author's recurring themes mdash; loss, grief, love as redemption mdash; this novel also breaks new ground; it offers a penetrating look at the power of second chances and the will to change.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780345417947
  • ISBN-10: 0345417941
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • Publish Date: May 1997
  • Page Count: 576
  • Dimensions: 8.27 x 5.58 x 1.29 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.13 pounds


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