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The fourth hand : [a novel]

Author: John Irving; Jason Culp
Publisher: [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The fourth hand asks an interesting question: "How can anyone identify a dream of the future?" The answer: "Destiny is not imaginable, except in dreams or to those in love." While reporting a story from India, a New York television journalist has his left hand eaten by a lion; millions of TV viewers witness the accident. In Boston, a renowned hand surgeon awaits the opportunity to perform the nation's first hand  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Fiction
Love stories
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)54491059
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: John Irving; Jason Culp
ISBN: 9781415945421 141594542X
OCLC Number: 173382083
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 11:17:32.
Performer(s): Read by Jason Culp.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 162280 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: John Irving.

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The fourth hand asks an interesting question: "How can anyone identify a dream of the future?" The answer: "Destiny is not imaginable, except in dreams or to those in love." While reporting a story from India, a New York television journalist has his left hand eaten by a lion; millions of TV viewers witness the accident. In Boston, a renowned hand surgeon awaits the opportunity to perform the nation's first hand transplant; meanwhile, in the distracting aftermath of an acrimonious divorce, the surgeon is seduced by his housekeeper. A married woman in Wisconsin wants to give the one-handed reporter her husband's left hand--that is, after her husband dies. But the husband is alive, relatively young, and healthy. This is how John Irving's tenth novel begins; it seems, at first, to be a comedy, perhaps a satire, almost certainly a sexual farce. Yet, in the end, The fourth hand is as realistic and emotionally moving as any of Mr. Irving's previous novels--including The world according to Garp, A prayer for Owen Meany, and A widow for one year--or his Oscar-winning screenplay of The Cider House rules.

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