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..."--Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: FIC TAWAD
Characteristics: 252 pages ; 21 cm