The 158-Pound Marriage by John Irving
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THE 158-POUND MARRIAGE is an erotic--and ironic-- love story by the author of the best selling THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP. John Irving looks beyond the eye-catching gyrations of the mating dance and beyond the theatrics of body contact and love to the morning-after complications. THE 158-POUND MARRIAGE is everything you've always known about sex and were afraid to admit.

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John Irving published his first novel at the age of twenty-six. He has received awards from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation; he has won an O. Henry Award, a National Book Award, and an Academy Award.
Published January 1, 1980 by Corgi. 222 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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The four lovers, or as the narrator's wife says, fuckers, are a novelist who is writing what's to be his fifth unsuccessful historical novel;

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When a novel which met with little commercial success the first time around is reissued four years later, it's because a) the topic has become hot, or b) the author has.

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