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The 158-Pound Marriage
The 158-Pound Marriage
Author: John Irving
"Irving looks cunningly beyond the eye-catching gyrations of the mating dance to the morning-after implications." — --The Washington Post — The darker vision and sexual ambiguities of this erotic, ironic tale about a ménage a quatre in a New England university town foreshadow those of The World According to Garp; but this very trim and...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345367433
ISBN-10: 034536743X
Publication Date: 7/14/1990
Pages: 256
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3 stars, based on 90 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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reviewed The 158-Pound Marriage on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I first read this when I was in my early 20s. It made a deep impression in me. One of those books that will always be on my "most favorite books" list. After "The World According to Garp" ... this is my next John Irving favorite. The book is better than the movie. Of course!
reviewed The 158-Pound Marriage on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Funny, poignant, a man, his marriage, his affairs and his resolution.
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I love it. I love everything that Irving writes.
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PollyBee avatar reviewed The 158-Pound Marriage on
This was my first Irving. Given to me by a friend...at first I was going to read it just because it had been suggested to me but the more I read the more I really liked it. The end was a bit of a downer for me but all in all I really liked it. I've read many negative reviews about this one.
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it was a long time ago, but I loved this book

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