In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, a twelve-year-old boy mistakes the
local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, pursued by the constable.
Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them. In a story spanning five decades,
Last Night in Twisted River - John Irving's twelfth novel - depicts the recent half-century in the United States as a world
'where lethal hatreds were generally permitted to run their course.' From the novel's taut opening sentence to its elegiac
final chapter, what distinguishes Last Night in Twisted River is the author's unmistakable voice, the inimitable voice of
an accomplished storyteller.
A breathtaking story of a father and a son in 20th-century North America from the award-winning
author of A Prayer for Owen Meany.