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The fourth hand

Author: John Irving
Publisher: London : Black Swan, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Imagine a young man on his way to a less-than-thirty-second event - the loss of his left hand, long before he reached middle age.' 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. A married woman in Wisconsin  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Humorous fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Irving
ISBN: 0552149047 9780552149044 0552771090 9780552771092
OCLC Number: 53918131
Description: 380 pages ; 18 cm.
Responsibility: John Irving.

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'Imagine a young man on his way to a less-than-thirty-second event - the loss of his left hand, long before he reached middle age.'While reporting a story from India, a New York television journalist  Read more...

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"A rich and deeply moving tale... Vintage Irving" * Washington Post * "A beguiling tale of love and redemption" * Time Out * "Peerless... Writing without a wasted second" * Guardian * "Articulate, Read more...

 
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