I doubted a couple of times if it would happen. But it did. I managed to slog my way through John Irving’s In One Person. It wasn’t easy…and not just because of the tendency to jump back and forth through time…which made “plot” an almost extraneous element, at least for me, and was annoying as hell.
But what bothered me the most…and I suppose, at the same time, kept me reading…was the treatment of the author’s main theme, which appears to be, at least for me, transsexual women.
Now I am not a book reviewer by trade, so I shall probably commit a major faux pas by giving away the plot…but I don’t really know that the novel has one. It is mostly 448 pages of character development. Well, at least some of the characters develop. Some others we wish would develop, but seem to come up lacking.
If you plan to read the book, you may not wish to read further. I will be giving away a lot that happens. I hesitate to call it “the Plot”.