Wednesday, July 25, 2012

In One Person

by John Irving

Billy, our narrator, questions his sexuality.  He likes men.  He likes women.  He even likes transsexuals.  Billy's sexuality drives this novel and takes readers from a young bisexual's coming-of-age to his eyewitness accounts of his peers dying of AIDS to his position as a mentor to a LGBTQ group.

Along the way, Billy performs in plays (as does his quirky family), has a crush on the town librarian, and finally meets his long-lost father, a man with whom he has much in common.

The subject matter is familiar territory for fans of Irving, and the novel is satisfying.


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