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The Bear Went Over the Mountain

Kotzwinkle, William (Book - 1997)
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William Kotzwinkle, the esteemed author of The Fan Man and E.T.: The Extraterrestrial , is in top comic form in this outrageous and uproarious parable featring Hal Jam-a big black bear who finds a manuscript under a tree in the Maine woods, dons a suit and a tie, and heads off to the big city to seek his fame and fortune. What follows is a riotous magical romp with the buoyant Hal Jam as he leaves the quiet, nurturing world of the forest for the glittering and corrupt world of humans. New York and Hollywood and all that lies between serve as an expansive palette for Kotzwinkle's wickedly funny satiric brush. The Bear Went Over the Mountain skewers our age's obsession with money and fame in a delicious bedtime story for grown-ups.
Authors: Kotzwinkle, William
Title: The bear went over the mountain
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 1997
Edition: 1st Owl book ed
Characteristics: 306 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: William Kotzwinkle
Notes: "An Owl book."
ISBN: 9780805054385
0805054383
Branch Call Number: FICTION KOTZWINKL 1997
Subject Headings: Bears Fiction Authors and publishers Fiction
Genre/Form: Satire
Humorous fiction
Fantasy fiction
Topical Term: Bears
Authors and publishers
LCCN: 97023400
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Join the discussion on Jan. 20, 2015. A black bear finds a manuscript in the woods of Maine and becomes a literary sensation from coast to coast, as money-hungry executives shape his image into the next Hemingway.


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When a big black bear finds a book manuscript sitting under a tree in the Maine woods, he does the only logical thing. He dons a suit, travels to New York and tries to pass it off as his own work to a string of hot shot publishers.

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