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The 158-Pound Marriage

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The 158-Pound Marriage by John Irving
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Jun 23, 1997 | ISBN 9780345417961

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“Irving looks cunningly beyond the eye-catching gyrations of the mating dance to the morning-after implications.”The Washington Post

“One of the most remarkable things about John Irving’s first three novels, viewed from the vantage of The World According to Garp, is that they can be read as one extended fictional enterprise. . . . The 158-Pound Marriage is as lean and concentrated as a mine shaft.”—Terrence Des Pres

“Deft, hard-hitting . . . What Irving demonstrates beautifully is that a one-to-one relationship is more demanding than a free-for-all.”The New York Times Book Review

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