Memoirs of A Polar BearBook - 2016
"Three generations (grandmother, mother, son) of polar bears are famous, both as circus performers and writers in East Germany: they are polar bears who move in human society, stars of the ring and of the literary world. In Chapter One, the grandmother matriarch in the Soviet Union accidentally writes a bestselling autobiography. In Chapter Two, Tosca, her daughter (born in Canada, where her mother had emigrated) moves to the DDR and takes a job in the circus. Her son--the last of their line--is Knut, born in Chapter Three in a Leipzig zoo, but raised by a human keeper in relatively happy circumstances in the Berlin zoo, until his keeper, Matthias, is taken away... Happy or sad, each bear writes a story, enjoying both celebrity and "the intimacy of being alone with my pen.""-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2016
Branch Call Number: FICTION Taw
Characteristics: 252 pages ; 21 cm
From Library Staff
Grandmother, mother, son - all famous East German circus performers and stars of the literary world for their writing skills. And, yes, they are polar bears.