The Hotel New Hampshire

Written byJohn Irving

Published in

About "The Hotel New Hampshire"

“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.” So says John Berry, son of a hapless dreamer, brother to a cadre of eccentric siblings, and chronicler of the lives lived, the loves experienced, the deaths met, and the myriad strange and wonderful times encountered by the family Berry. Hoteliers, pet-bear owners, friends of Freud (the animal trainer and vaudevillian, that is), and playthings of mad fate, they “dream on” in a funny, sad, outrageous, and moving novel by the remarkable author of A Prayer for Owen Meany and Last Night in Twisted River.

  • Fiction
  • Contemporary
  • Literature
  • Novels
  • Literary Fiction
  • Classics
  • American
  • Humor
  • The United States Of America
  • Adult Fiction
  • National Book Award Finalist for Fiction (Hardcover) (1982)
ISBN9780552992091pages520publisherBlack Swanseriessettings
  • New Hampshire (United States)
  • Vienna (Austria)
  • New York Cit
  • ew York (United States)
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