The Bear Boy

The Bear Boy

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In the outskirts of the Bronx in 1930s New York, the Mitwisser clan are German refugees who survive at the whim of their vagabond benefactor, James A'Bair. James is heir to the fortune amassed by his father, the author of a wildly popular series of children's books called The Bear Boy. Into their chaotic household comes Rose Meadows, orphaned at the age of eighteen. Employed as an assistant to the eccentric Professor Mitwisser, Rose's position within the family is precarious, especially when the arrival of James threatens the fragile balance of the more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 20mm | 220g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753820749
  • 9780753820742
  • 792,425

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'Her wittiest, most engrossing book to date... Abundantly rich in ideas, language and emotion, the novel enchants and satisfies with its zesty union of heart and brain.' INDEPENDENT (26/5/06) 'Ozick's prose is warmed by a humanity reminiscent of the best Victorian novelists, making this a gratifying read.' OBSERVER (4/6/06)show more

About Cynthia Ozick

Cynthia Ozick's essays, novels and short stories have won numerous prizes and awards, and her most recent novel was shortlisted for the National Book Award in Americashow more

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1,495 ratings
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4 27% (400)
3 37% (554)
2 19% (291)
1 8% (115)
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