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Setting Free the Bears

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Publisher Comments:

It is 1967 and two Viennese university students want to liberate the Vienna Zoo, as was done after World War II. But their good intentions have both comic and gruesome consequences, in this first novel written by a twenty-five year old John Irving, already a master storyteller.

Review:

"[O]ne may conclude that the author has dumped some of the material of experience into a picaresque novel, which is less than the sum of its parts." New York Times Book Review

About the Author

John Irving published his first novel at the age of twenty-six. He has received awards from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation; he has won an O. Henry Award, a National Book Award, and an Oscar. In 1992, Mr. Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2001, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Until I Find You is his eleventh novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345417985
Author:
Irving, John
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Zoo animals
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Vienna
Subject:
Historical reenactments
Subject:
Black humor
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Ballantine Reader's Circle
Series Volume:
03-11
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.26x5.54x.78 in. .55 lbs.

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