The Globe & Mail
EDT John Irving's new novel, In One Person , opens in First River, Vt., the small logging community where narrator Billy Abbott is being raised by his wounded, priggish mother, who has been abandoned by his (supposedly) caddish father. Growing up in...
The New York Times
Irving likes to track his characters over long stretches of time. In One Person begins in the mid-1950s, when Billy is 13, and shadows him until he is in his late 60s, in 2010. As a work of fiction, it is true to the way we recall our lives rather...