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The Last Chairlift
The Last Chairlift
The Last Chairlift
Hörbuch32 Stunden

The Last Chairlift

Geschrieben von John Irving

Erzählt von Jacques Roy, Raquel Beattie, Aden Hakimi und

Bewertung: 3.5 von 5 Sternen



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John Irving, one of the world’s greatest novelists, returns with his first novel in seven years—a ghost story, a love story, and a lifetime of sexual politics.

In Aspen, Colorado, in 1941, Rachel Brewster is a slalom skier at the National Downhill and Slalom Championships. Little Ray, as she is called, finishes nowhere near the podium, but she manages to get pregnant. Back home, in New England, Little Ray becomes a ski instructor.

Her son, Adam, grows up in a family that defies conventions and evades questions concerning the eventful past. Years later, looking for answers, Adam will go to Aspen. In the Hotel Jerome, where he was conceived, Adam will meet some ghosts; in The Last Chairlift, they aren’t the first or the last ghosts he sees.

John Irving has written some of the most acclaimed books of our time—among them, The World According to Garp and The Cider House Rules. A visionary voice on the subject of sexual tolerance, Irving is a bard of alternative families. In The Last Chairlift, listeners will once more be in his thrall.

Anmerkung des Herausgebers

Likened to Dickens…

Likened to Dickens by both Time and The New York Times, Irving (“The Cider House Rules”) writes his first novel in seven years. Part family saga, part ghost story, it covers legacy, sexual identity, and acceptance. In search of the father he’s never met, writer Adam Brewster visits the ski resort in Aspen, Colorado, where he was conceived in 1941. The novel unspools Adam’s life from infancy to adulthood, as well as his mother’s journey as a single mother and lesbian during a less tolerant time.

Erscheinungsdatum18. Okt. 2022

John Irving

John Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times—winning in 1980 for the novel The World According to Garp. In 1992, Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He won the 2000 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules. In 2001, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Irving's most recent novel is In One Person (2012).

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  • Bewertung: 3 von 5 Sternen
    This is my first John Irving book. From the reviews it appears it could only get better.
    I enjoyed the storyline. I liked the characters. There were so many characters I didn’t remember which were alive and which weren’t. Maybe this was purposeful.
    It was meandering, painfully repetitive in parts, and I absolutely hated the screen play sections, but I hung in there, waiting to get back into the immediate storyline.
    Was he telling the story in the way that we think every day, remembering ghosts from our past among the people of our present? So many layers of lives lived at once within their own time.
    Loved the family characters. The political commentary was interesting. It’s spoke a lot about our society.
    It also spoke of love having no boundaries except those our society creates, the repetitiveness of humankind’s actions. What is in our genes to repeat? What are we raised to see as normal.
    I have never hung in with a book like I hung in with this one. Thank God it was audible.
    The readers were very good, reflecting their characters.
  • Bewertung: 1 von 5 Sternen
    It's hard to fully explain what a waste of time this book is. Such a bore.