The Fourth Hand
ISBN: 0345463153
EAN13: 9780345463159
Language: English
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 1.3" H x 6.8" L x 4.1" W
Weight: 0.25 lbs.
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELER - A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOK

While reporting a story from India, New York journalist Patrick Wallingford inadvertently becomes his own headline when his left hand is eaten by a lion. In Boston, a renowned surgeon eagerly awaits the opportunity to perform the nation's first hand transplant. But what if the donor's widow demands visitation rights with the hand? In answering this unexpected question, John Irving has written a novel that is by turns brilliantly comic and emotionally moving, offering a penetrating look at the power of second chances and the will to change.

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A rich and deeply moving tale . . . Vintage Irving: a story of two very disparate people, and the strange and unexpected ways we grow . . . Irving's novels are perceptive and precise reflections of the world around us.--The Washington Post Book World

A blend of sexual farce, journalistic satire, and tender love story . . . From what at first seems bizarre, Irving builds the best kind of love story: an improbable one. Wallingford gets more than a transplanted hand; he begins to find his soul.--USA Today

A riveting entertainment and certainly one of the funniest novels of the year. The authoritative control of Read More chevron_right

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