• "The most nourishing, satisfying novel I have read in years. I admire the hell out of it"

    Kurt Vonnegut Jr
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  • "Imagine a mixture of Till Eulenspiegel and Ken Kesey and you've got the range of the merry pranksters who hot-rod through Mr Irving's book, tossing flowers, stealing salt-shakers, and planning the biggest caper of their young lives"

    The New York Times

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