I bought a hardback of John Irving's In One Person a few years ago and then placed it in my pile of books to read whereupon I promptly forgot about it.
A few days ago, I picked it up and started reading and am so far loving this book. Irving does not write in poetry, but his storytelling abilities can achieve great heights. In this book, he tells the story of the bisexual Billy with great craft and renders complex thoughts and shifts of time and place like a true craftsman.
This is one of his better books and well worth reading.