Setting Free the Bears

Setting Free the Bears

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by John Irving
     
 

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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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345417985
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
423,324
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

John Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times—winning in 1980 for the novel The World According to Garp. That book, and a number of others, including The Cider House Rules, for which he won the 2000 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, have been turned into films. Other popular Irving novels include A Prayer for Owen Meany and Avenue of Mysteries. In 2001, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Vermont
Date of Birth:
March 2, 1942
Place of Birth:
Exeter, New Hampshire
Education:
B.A., University of New Hampshire, 1965; also studied at University of Vienna; M.F.A., Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1967

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