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   Bear Went over the Mountain, The, by William E. Kotzwinkle  
 
  Novel, first publication in November 1996 , latest edition in November 1997
 
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      You might think that a writer best-known for novelizing the movie "E.T." would find a satire on the book publishing industry hitting a bit close to home, but William Kotzwinkle seems quite comfortable with the task in this comic fable. In Kotzwinkle's merry send-up, the author of the hit novel "Desire and Destiny" is a bear, a real bear, who after finding the manuscript under a spruce tree and attaching his nom de plume, Hal Jam, becomes rich and famous overnight. Obtuse editors, star-hound agents, and a right-wing televangelist and Presidential candidate all warm to Hal's warm, bearish honesty without bothering to read his book--or to notice that he's an animal, for that matter. It's an old gag turned by a canny author to amusing, if not always compelling, purposes.

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  • Humor - Comedy - Satire
  • Intelligent Animals - Talking Animals - Sentient Animals
  • Urban Fantasy

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