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Setting Free the Bears
by John Irving


Overview - "Truly remarkable . . . encompasses the longings and agonies of youth . . . a complex and moving novel."-- Time

"Astonishing . . . a writer of uncommon imaginative power. Whatever John Irving] writes, it will be worth reading."-- Saturday Review

It is 1967.
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Overview
"Truly remarkable . . . encompasses the longings and agonies of youth . . . a complex and moving novel."--Time

"Astonishing . . . a 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 . . . and you've got the range of the merry pranksters who hot rod through Mr. Irving's book . . . tossing flowers, stealing salt shakers, and planning the biggest caper of their young lives."--The New York Times


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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780345417985
  • ISBN-10: 0345417984
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • Publish Date: May 1997
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 8.26 x 5.54 x 0.78 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds

Series: Ballantine Reader's Circle

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