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Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving

Last Night in Twisted River, which spans five decades, begins in a logging camp in New Hampshire. Danny Baciagalupo lives in the camp with his father, a cook, when tragedy strikes due to Danny's negligence. Pursued by a relentless constable for the rest of their lives, Danny and his father go on the lam, moving about the country. Danny becomes a famous novelist, writing under the pseudonym Danny Angel (and whose literary career contains similarities to John Irving's). Their life in different locales affords them the opportunity to react to historical moments, and Danny's writing career lets John Irving explore the idiosyncracies of an author's life. Last Night in Twisted River has received mostly positive reviews with the Los Angeles Times saying, "Last Night in Twisted River mulls the crises that steep Irving's finest work, from Garp to Owen Meany to Widow. Yet the scale here is more human, and his approach more humane, than anything that's come before."
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