Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Water-Method Man by John Irving

Fred 'Bogus' Trumper is a wayward knight-errant in the battle of the sexes and the pursuit of happiness. He also happens to have a complaint more serious than Portnoy's. Yet he stubbornly clings to the notion that he'll make something of his life, and is about to commit himself to a second marriage that bears remarkable resemblance to his first. The Water-Method Man is a work of cosummate artistry and comic invention, bizarre imagery and sharp social and psychological observation.

Buy The Water-Method Man by John Irving from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780552992077
ISBN-10: 0552992070
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 127mm x 27mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Black Swan
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Feb-1980
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - The Water-Method Man by John Irving

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Water-Method Man book by John Irving and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - John Irving

John Irving was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1942, and he once admitted that he was a 'grim' child. Although he excelled in English at school and knew by the time he graduated that he wanted to write novels, it was not until he met a young Southern novelist named John Yount, at the University of New Hampshire, that he received encouragement. 'It was so simple,' he remembers. 'Yount was the first person to point out that anything I did except writing was going to be vaguely unsatisfying.' In 1963, Irving enrolled at the Institute of European Studies in Vienna, and he later worked as a university lecturer. His first novel, Setting Free the Bears, about a plot to release all the animals from the Vienna Zoo, was followed by The Water-Method Man, a comic tale of a man with a urinary complaint, and The 158-Pound Marriage, which exposes the complications of spouse-swapping. Irving achieved international recognition with The World According to Garp, which he hoped would 'cause a few smiles among the tough-minded and break a few softer hearts'. The Hotel New Hampshire is a startlingly original family saga, and The Cider House Rules is the story of Doctor Wilbur Larch - saint, obstet

Books By John Irving

Mozart's Piano Concertos by John Irving
Paperback, May 2017
$66.59
Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving
Paperback, October 2016
$20.69
Trying to Save Piggy Sneed by John Irving
Hardback, November 2015
$43.25
Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Paperback, April 2014
$32.86