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Win Two Tickets to See John Irving, Live

May 8, 2012 | by

As fans of John Irving know, interviews with the legendary writer are rare indeed. So the chance to see Irving interviewed live don’t come around every day. But this Friday, he’ll sit down for an hour-long radio chat with Ron Bennington, and you could be in the audience. (Provided you can get to Manhattan!)

Here’s how it works: write the jacket copy—no more than five sentences—describing Irving’s imaginary next novel. Topics may include, but need not be restricted to, bears, wrestling, New England, sex workers, writers, and Vienna. (Probably at least two would be a good idea.)

Please submit all entries to contests@theparisreview.org by noon EST, Thursday, May 10.

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  1. ArtP | May 8, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    An old retired (male) writer and former wrestling coach at an elite boy’s academy in New England finds love caring for a circus bear that has been abandoned. He wrestles with the old bear for fun but is accidentally maimed when he tries a full nelson on the creature. As he lies dying, the story follows his memories of forbidden erotic love with the mother he stayed with as an exchange student in Berlin who reminds him of the mother he never had, as he is an orphan.

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