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John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired and beloved authors in this absorbing novel of fate and memory. In Avenue of Mysteries, Juan Diego—a fourteen-year-old boy, who was born and grew up in Mexico—has a thirteen-year-old sister. Her name is Lupe, and she thinks she sees what's coming—specifically, her own future and her brother's. Lupe is a mind reader; she doesn't know what everyone is thinking, but she knows what most people are thinking. Regarding what has happened, as opposed to what will, Lupe is usually right about the past; without your…mehr

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John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired and beloved authors in this absorbing novel of fate and memory. In Avenue of Mysteries, Juan Diego—a fourteen-year-old boy, who was born and grew up in Mexico—has a thirteen-year-old sister. Her name is Lupe, and she thinks she sees what's coming—specifically, her own future and her brother's. Lupe is a mind reader; she doesn't know what everyone is thinking, but she knows what most people are thinking. Regarding what has happened, as opposed to what will, Lupe is usually right about the past; without your telling her, she knows all the worst things that have happened to you. Lupe doesn't know the future as accurately. But consider what a terrible burden it is, if you believe you know the future—especially your own future, or, even worse, the future of someone you love. What might a thirteen-year-old girl be driven to do, if she thought she could change the future? As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but what travels with him are his dreams and memories; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico. As we grow older—most of all, in what we remember and what we dream—we live in the past. Sometimes, we live more vividly in the past than in the present. Avenue of Mysteries is the story of what happens to Juan Diego in the Philippines, where what happened to him in the past—in Mexico—collides with his future.

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  • Verlag: Simon + Schuster Inc.
  • Seitenzahl: 480
  • Erscheinungstermin: 03.11.2015
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781451664188
  • Artikelnr.: 42838538
Autorenporträt
John Irving, geboren 1942 in Exeter, New Hampshire, lebt in Toronto. Seine bisher vierzehn Romane wurden alle Weltbestseller und in mehr als 35 Sprachen übersetzt, vier davon verfilmt. 1992 wurde Irving in die National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma, aufgenommen, 2000 erhielt er einen Oscar für die beste Drehbuchadaption für die Verfilmung seines Romans 'Gottes Werk und Teufels Beitrag'. 2013 erhielt er die weltweit wichtigsten Auszeichnungen für seine Darstellung von sexueller Toleranz und Gleichbehandlung in seinem literarischen Werk.
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"From the first page to the last, there is a goodness to this novel, a tenacious belief in love and the redemptive power of human connection, unfettered by institutions and conventions. This belief, combined with good old-fashioned storytelling, is surely why Irving is so often described as Dickensian. But John Irving is his own thing, and so is his new novel. Avenue of Mysteries is thoroughly modern, accessibly brainy, hilariously eccentric and beautifully human." The New York Times Book Review