The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving [FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING / 1982]
The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving
FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING  POCKET BOOKS
Rare 1st mass mkt printing w/ embossed dual-layer cover.
Book has creasing to spine [aka read wear] but is otherwise excellent. Some general shelf / edge wear. Tight text block and binding; reads good as new.
“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.