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Published by Arcade Pub. in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Irving, John, 1942-,
  • Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Grass, Günter, 1927- -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography

Book details:

About the Edition

A collection of short stories and essays. The story, My Dinner at the White House, is an amusing piece on a dinner with President Reagan, The Imaginary Girlfriend is on the arts of writing and wrestling, while the title story is on a pig farmer who is being harassed by boys.

Edition Notes

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StatementJohn Irving.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3559.R8 T78 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination432 p. :
Number of Pages432
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL785551M
ISBN 101559703237
ISBN 109781559703239
LC Control Number95017756
OCLC/WorldCa32466612

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