The 158-Pound Marriage

Title

The 158-Pound Marriage

Authors

John Irving

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Document Type

Book

Description

The darker vision and sexual ambiguities of this sensual, ironic tale about a ménage a quatre in a New England university town foreshadow those of The World According to Garp; but this very trim and precise novel is a marked departure from the author's generally robust, boisterous style. Though Mr. Irving's cool eye spares none of his foursome, he writes with genuine compassion for the sexual tests and illusions they perpetrate on each other; but the sexual intrigue between them demonstrates how even the kind can be ungenerous, and even the well-intentioned, destructive.

Publication Date

1974

Publisher

Random House

City

New York

State

NY

Award

2018 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction

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