Avenue of Mysteries

Avenue of Mysteries

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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… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

“Avenue of Mysteries” is thoroughly modern, accessibly brainy, hilariously eccentric and beautifully human.

Irving is so intent on making both worlds — past and present — equally beguiling, he doesn’t fully succeed at doing either.

More often this novel is so life-affirming you want to hurl yourself into bus traffic. The things that for a while were magical in Mr. Irving’s writing long ago came to seem, instead, like tricks. From the reader’s perspective, this is magic ordealism.

Book Details  

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (November 03, 2015)

Collection: Simon & Schuster

Format: EPUB

Page count: 480 pages

File size: 1.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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