About this book
John Irving's eleventh novel is about an actor in Hollywood, and the travels he took with his tattooist mother to try and find his father. Set in Canada and New England as well as Hollywood and the ports of Europe. An epic novel and Irving's most ambitious to date. 'As ever Irving is peerless at presenting action, writing without a wasted second' "Guardian" *Also appeared in July Buyer's Notes*
Jack Burns' mother, Alice, is a tattoo artist in search of the boy's father, a virtuoso organist named William who has fled America to Europe. To fund her journey, she plies her trade in the seaports of the Baltic coast.