"The most important American humorist to appear in the last ten years" (Kurt Vonnegut)
"Irving's popularity is not hard to understand. His world really is the world according to everyone" (Time
"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
A modern classic from the international bestseller John Irving.