We're in Dublin, but he's also somewhere in the past. His voice is a rhythmic New England drawl. On my make-believe page I insert dashes, brackets, semi-colons, comma after comma after comma.
This is perilously close to interview-as-therapy. And I'm hardly qualified to respond.
“A lot of people think that John Irving novels are extremely farfetched,” Irving says. “Well, I had the kind of life that is far-fetched.”
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