Honey for the Bears
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Honey for the Bears

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Description

A sharply written satire, Honey for the Bears sends an unassuming antiques dealer, Paul Hussey, to Russia to do one final deal on the black market as a favor for a dead friend's wife. Even on the ship's voyage across, the Russian sensibility begins to pervade: lots of secrets and lots of vodka. When his American wife is stricken by a painful rash and he is interrogated at his hotel by Soviet agents who know that he is trying to sell stylish synthetic dresses to the masses starved for fashion, his precarious inner balance is thrown off for good. More drink follows, discoveries of his wife's illicit affair with another woman, and his own submerged sexual feelings come breaking through the surface, bubbling up in Russian champagne and caviar.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 18mm | 220g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0393346382
  • 9780393346381
  • 376,398

Review quote

"Honey for the Bears is one of the best-planned and most brilliantly executed books I have seen in a long time. The reader...is in the presence of a virtuoso." -- Saturday Review "It is a very funny, unbalancing, and contentedly schizoid novel that reduces the cold war to an intimate kind of insanity." -- Newsweek
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About Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess (1917-1993) is the author of many works, including The Wanting Seed, Nothing Like the Sun, and Re Joyce. A Clockwork Orange is one of the "100 best novels" of both Time magazine and Modern Library and is on David Bowie's Book List.
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Rating details

833 ratings
3.52 out of 5 stars
5 16% (136)
4 34% (280)
3 38% (317)
2 10% (87)
1 2% (13)
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