Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
The Bear Went Over the Mountain: A Novel (Owl Book) (1995)
References to this work on external resources.
Wikipedia in English
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0805054383, Paperback)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.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 07 Jan 2013 10:45:21 -0500)
The rise to literary fame of a bear which steals the manuscript of a writer and offers it for sale as its own. The novel describes the manner in which the manuscript becomes a bestseller and the bear a famous author. A lampoon on the publishing industry.
Is this you?
Become a LibraryThing Author.