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John Irving reveals last sentence of new novel

Over the last 40 years, author John Irving has regularly explored the cultural undercurrents of America.

He has written about the rise of feminism in The World According to Garp, the controversy over abortion in The Cider House Rules and in A Prayer for Owen Meany he examined the fractures caused by the Vietnam War.

His latest book, In One Person, tackles conservatism towards sexuality by following Billy - a bisexual writer with a transsexual lover.

Speaking to Mark Lawson on Front Row, Irving - who said he always starts at the end of his stories - revealed the last sentence to his next novel.

BBC Radio 4's Front Row on weekdays on Radio 4 at 19:15.

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