The World According to Garp

By John Irving
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345418012, 464pp.)

Publication Date: June 23, 1997

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Description
This is the life and times of T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields, a feminist leader ahead of her time. This is the life and death of a famous mother and her almost-famous son; theirs is a world of sexual extremes, even of sexual assassinations. It is a novel rich with lunacy and sorrow, yet the dark, violent events of the story do not undermine a comedy both ribald and robust. In more than thirty languages, in more than forty countries with more than ten million copies in print this novel provides almost cheerful, even hilarious evidence of its famous last line: In the world according to Garp, we are all terminal cases.



About the Author
John Irving is the author of numerous novels for adults, including "A Widow for One Year, The Cider House Rules, A Prayer for Owen Meany," and "The World According to Garp," He lives in Vermont and Toronto.
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