Severin Winter is not a man to take things lightly. His loving, like his wrestling, is decidedly heavyweight, a fact not lost on Utch, a lonely ...Show synopsisSeverin Winter is not a man to take things lightly. His loving, like his wrestling, is decidedly heavyweight, a fact not lost on Utch, a lonely Viennese lady whose husband is rather taken (literally) by the delicate Edith, Severin's underweight wife. A bizarre menage a quatre is the result of these convoluted desires as Irving blends farce and tragedy in another bubbling and brilliant novel.Hide synopsis
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Description:First printing of the author's third novel, very good lacking a...First printing of the author's third novel, very good lacking a dust jacket. Small "BTP" sticker at top of front pastedown, small hole in front gutter that appears to be caused by a binding flaw. The top edge of the page block is a little spotted, and the top corners are bumped. A tight, square copy without names or other markings.
I found this book to be rather pointless. While I enjoy the satire of John Irving and have read several of his books, I found this one to be almost depressing which is not the norm for Irving. I actually wondered if Mr. Irving was taking a bit of a "mental Sabaticle" when he wrote this.
I don't like to write anything negative about John Irving as he is my very favorite author and I would love to someday meet him. I find him totally fascinating. His character development surpasses all other authors I have read.
The 158-Pound Marriage just fell short of my expectations for an author of Irving's caliber.
Suann Rose, Houston, TX
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