The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving [FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING / 1982]

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The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving 


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.