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Until I Find You: Book summary and reviews of Until I Find You by John Irving

Until I Find You

by John Irving

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Until I Find You by John Irving
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  • Published Jul 2005
    848 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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Jack Burns goes to schools in Canada and New England, but what shapes him are his relationships with older women. John Irving renders Jack's life as an actor in Hollywood with the same richness of detail and range of emotions he uses to describe the tattoo parlors in those North Sea ports and the reverberating music Jack heard as a child in European churches.

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'Though the incessant, graphic sexual abuse becomes gratuitous, Irving handles the novel's less seedy elements superbly: the earthy camaraderie of the tattoo parlors, the Hollywood glitz, Jack's developing emotional authenticity, his discovery of a half-sister and a moving reunion with his father.' - Publishers Weekly.
'Irving's much anticipated new novel is problematic. Some novels are simply too long, and this is one of them....The last quarter of the book would have made a decent novel on its own...and it is only in the last quarter...that this book has life and a point; however, expect considerable demand from the author's loyal fans.' - Booklist

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John Irving Author Biography

John Winslow Irving was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1942. His novels include The World According to Garp, The Hotel New Hampshire, The Cider House Rules, A Prayer for Owen Meany, A Son of the Circus, and Last Night In Twisted River. Irving is married and has three sons; he lives in Toronto and in southern Vermont.

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