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Read online Setting Free the Bears.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Setting Free the Bears It is 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 storytelle by John Irving

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Setting Free the Bears
Title:Setting Free the Bears
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ISBN:0345417984
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Number of Pages:304
Category:Fiction, Literature, Literary fiction, Contemporary
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Richly comic as well as deeply disturbing this is a multilayered love story of astonishing emotional force Both ribald and erotic it is also a brilliant novel about the passage of time and the relentlessness of grief, Eleven year old Owen Meany playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend New Hampshire hits a foul ball and kills his best friend s mother Owen doesn t believe in accidents he believes he is God s instrument What happens to Owen after that foul is both extraordinary and terrifying At moments a comic self deluded victim but in the end the principal tragic actor in a divine plan Owen Meany is the most heartbreaking hero John Irving has yet created br br from back cover, A Hindi film star an American missionary twins separated at birth a dwarf chauffeur a serial killer all are on a collision course In the tradition of A Prayer for Owen Meany Irving s characters transcend nationality They are misfits coming from everywhere belonging nowhere Set almost entirely in India this is John Irving s most ambitious novel and a major publishing event, In in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire an anxious twelve year old boy mistakes the local constable s girlfriend for a bear Both the twelve year old and his father become fugitives forced to run from Coos County to Boston to southern Vermont to Toronto pursued by the implacable constable Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger once a river driver who befriends them br br In a story spanning five decades b Last Night in Twisted River b John Irving s twelfth novel depicts the recent half century in the United States as a living replica of Coos County where lethal hatreds were generally permitted to run their course From the novel s taut opening sentence The young Canadian who could not have been more than fifteen had hesitated too long to its elegiac final chapter b Last Night in Twisted River b is written with the historical authenticity and emotional authority of b The Cider House Rules b and A b Prayer for Owen Meany b It is also as violent and disturbing a story as John Irving s breakthrough bestseller b The World According to Garp b br br What further distinguishes b Last Night in Twisted River b is the author s unmistakable voice the inimitable voice of an accomplished storyteller Near the end of this moving novel John Irving writes We don t always have a choice how we get to know one another Sometimes people fall into our lives cleanly as if out of the sky or as if there were a direct flight from Heaven to Earth the same sudden way we lose people who once seemed they would always be part of our lives