Setting Free the Bears

A Novel
Product Number: EB00720948
Released: May 15, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781984800084
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Description

"Truly remarkable...?ncompasses the longings and agonies of youth...? complex and moving novel."—Time "Astonishing...? writer of uncommon imaginative power. Whatever [John Irving] writes, it will be worth reading."—Saturday Review It is 1967. Two Viennese university students, Siggy and Hannes, roam the Austrian countryside on their motorcycles—on a quest: to liberate the bears of the Vienna Zoo. But their good intentions have both comic and gruesome consequences in this first novel from John Irving, already a master storyteller at twenty-five years old. "Imagine a mixture of Till Eulenspiegel and Ken Kesey...?nd you've got the range of the merry pranksters who hot rod through Mr. Irving's book...?ossing flowers, stealing salt shakers, and planning the biggest caper of their young lives."—The New York Times

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Author(s): John Irving
Original Publish Date: May 15, 2018

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