I've always been a John Irving fan (A Prayer for Owen Meany is practically the perfect book) but lately have been disappointed with his latest releases. All that frustration dissipated when I began to read In One Person, the latest fiction release from the New Hampshire writer.
Telling the story of Billy, confused about his sexual identity, In One Person brings Irving's trademark humour and love of larger-than-life characters into a compelling story of a man looking for himself. The story keeps you reading, and the dialogue is sharp and fast-paced.
Several scenes take place in a theatre company, so if any of you have experience in community theatre, you'll glean something extra from the book.
There's nothing like a John Irving book during the summer, so for anyone looking for a great read, I recommend In One Person.