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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date November 3, 2015
Pages 460
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781451664164
ISBN-10 1451664168
Dimensions 1.50 by 7.25 by 10 in.
Weight 1.70 lbs.
Original list price $28.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired and beloved authors in this absorbing novel of fate and memory.

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.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780857521149 Book cover for 9781410484482 Book cover for 9781451664164
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (November 4, 2015)
9781410484482 | details & prices | 863 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.75 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $33.99
About: John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired and beloved authors in this absorbing novel of fate and memory.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Simon & Schuster (November 3, 2015)
9781451664164 | details & prices | 460 pages | 7.25 × 10.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $28.00
About: John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired and beloved authors in this absorbing novel of fate and memory.
from Transworld Pub (January 14, 2015)
9780857521149 | details & prices | 768 pages | List price $33.35
About: John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of North America's most admired and beloved storytellers in this absorbing novel of fate and memory.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780446785679 Book cover for 9781451664171
 
Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (June 7, 2016)
9781451664171 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $17.00
About: John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired and beloved authors in this absorbing novel of fate and memory.
from Simon & Schuster (November 3, 2015)
9781501121340 | details & prices | List price $18.00
With Rick Moody | from Warner Books Inc (November 1, 1997); titled "Ice Storm"
9780446785679 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $10.99
This edition also contains The Ice Storm
CD/Spoken Word
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With Armando Dura¡n (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Simon & Schuster (November 3, 2015)
9781442384491 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.00 × 2.00 in. | 1.08 lbs | List price $49.99
About: John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired and beloved authors in this absorbing novel of fate and memory.

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