In the John Irving novel ‘Water Method Man’, the main character, a Ph.D. candidate in comparative literature at The University of Iowa, lives at 918 Iowa Avenue and sells football pennants. The wounded hero, carrying a dead duck, looks ‘across the river, on the bank that looks like an Army barracks — stacked with the war-built Quonset huts, now called Married Student Housing.’
Irving, John. The Water-Method Man. Ballantine Books, 1990.