The Bear Went Over the Mountain

A Novel

William Kotzwinkle

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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.

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"I think William Kotzwinkle is our Boccaccio-there isn't anyone funnier, smarter, or more inventive than he." -Richard Bausch

"A delightful fable . . . hilarious . . . Kotzwinkle has created a real star." -Publishers Weekly

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William Kotzwinkle

William Kotzwinkle is a two-time winner of the National Magazine Award for Fiction, a winner of the World Fantasy Award, and a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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The Bear Went Over the Mountain
A Novel
William Kotzwinkle

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Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
November 1997
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805054385
ISBN10: 0805054383
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$17.99
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