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The Cider House rules : a novel

Author: John Irving
Publisher: London : Cape, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set in rural Maine in the first half of this century, this is the story of Homer Wells, an orphan who is raised and mentored by Wiulbur Larch, the doctor at the orgphanage. Larch's capacity for kindnness is saintly, but he is also an ether addict. When he and Homer come into conflict, intensified by their disagreement about abortion, Homer leaves the only family he has ever known. Homer is forced to make decisions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Irving
ISBN: 0224023365 9780224023368
OCLC Number: 59207242
Description: 560 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: John Irving.

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Set in rural Maine in the first half of this century, this is the story of Homer Wells, an orphan who is raised and mentored by Wiulbur Larch, the doctor at the orgphanage. Larch's capacity for kindnness is saintly, but he is also an ether addict. When he and Homer come into conflict, intensified by their disagreement about abortion, Homer leaves the only family he has ever known. Homer is forced to make decisions that will change the course of his future, after his new life provides excitement and love. But Homer finally realises that he can't escape his past. 'The Cider House Rules' is ultimately about the choices we make and the rules that are meant to be broken.

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