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The Resource Avenue of mysteries, John Irving, (text large print)

Avenue of mysteries, John Irving, (text large print)

Label
Avenue of mysteries
Title
Avenue of mysteries
Statement of responsibility
John Irving
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Avenue of Mysteries, Juan Diego--a fourteen-year-old boy, who was born and grew up in Mexico--has a thirteen-year-old sister. Her name is Lupe, and she thinks she sees what's coming--specifically, her own future and her brother's. Lupe is a mind reader; she doesn't know what everyone is thinking, but she knows what most people are thinking. Regarding what has happened, as opposed to what will, Lupe is usually right about the past; without your telling her, she knows all the worst things that have happened to you. Lupe doesn't know the future as accurately. But consider what a terrible burden it is, if you believe you know the future--especially your own future, or, even worse, the future of someone you love. What might a thirteen-year-old girl be driven to do, if she thought she could change the future? As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but what travels with him are his dreams and memories; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico. As we grow older--most of all, in what we remember and what we dream--we live in the past. Sometimes, we live more vividly in the past than in the present. Avenue of Mysteries is the story of what happens to Juan Diego in the Philippines, where what happened to him in the past--in Mexico--collides with his future
Cataloging source
DLC
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1942-
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Irving, John
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fate and fatalism
  • Homeless children
  • Novelists
  • Telepathy
  • Clairvoyance
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Large type books
  • Mexico
  • Philippines
Label
Avenue of mysteries, John Irving, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
863 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410484482
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015035708
System control number
  • (OCoLC)915491098
  • (OCoLC)ocn915491098
  • 755908
Label
Avenue of mysteries, John Irving, (text large print)
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
863 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410484482
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015035708
System control number
  • (OCoLC)915491098
  • (OCoLC)ocn915491098
  • 755908

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