Setting Free the Bears (Paperback)

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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.

From the Paperback edition.

About the Author

John Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times--winning once, in 1980, for the novel The World According to Garp. In 1992, Mr. Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules--a film with seven Academy Award nominations.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780345417985
ISBN-10: 0345417984
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: August 26th, 2003
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Ballantine Reader's Circle