The Fourth Hand Paperback
by John Irving
'Imagine a young man on his way to a less-than-thirty-second event - the loss of his left hand, long before he reached middle age.'While reporting a story from India, a New York television journalist has his left hand eaten by a lion; millions of TV viewers witness the accident.
In Boston, a renowned hand surgeon awaits the opportunity to perform the nation's first hand transplant.
A married woman in Wisconsin wants to give the one-handed reporter her husband's left hand, that is, after her husband dies.
But the husband is alive, relatively young, and healthy...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/06/2002
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780552771092
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