Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (June 15, 2010)

Last Night in Twisted River: A Novel

Author: John Irving

In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable’s girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County—to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto—pursued by the implacable 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 depicts the recent half-century in the United States as “a living replica of Coos County, where lethal hatreds were generally permitted to run their course.” What further distinguishes Last Night in Twisted River is the author’s unmistakable voice—the inimitable voice of an accomplished storyteller.


Paperback: 592 pages

Publication Date: June 15, 2010

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Author: John Irving

ISBN-13: 978-0345479730

Genres: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction