In this novel, we follow the life of T.S. Garp, a writer who struggles to find his place in the world. Through his experiences, we explore themes of love, loss, sexuality, and identity, as well as the impact of violence on individuals and society.
The novel is set against the backdrop of the feminist and sexual liberation movements of the 1970s, and Irving's exploration of these issues has made the book a classic of contemporary literature.
At its heart, "The World According to Garp" is a powerful story about the complexities of human relationships and the struggle to find meaning and purpose in a world that can often seem chaotic and unpredictable.