The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 1981 • E.P. Dutton

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The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving 


True 1st w. $15.50 jacket price. 

Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition.   Light wear and a touch of tanning to jacket; now housed in a new archival quality jacket protector.

Book itself is very nice.  Extra long deckle edged paper with some tanning / mild wear to deckle edges.   Clean grey boards w/ some bumping to corners.   Reads beautifully. 

“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.