Setting Free the Bears

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Setting Free the Bears

By John Irving

Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345417985, 304pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2003


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.