The Memoirs of a Polar Bear

by Yoko Tawada | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 081122578X Global Overview for this book
Registered by sarradee of Mansfield, Texas USA on 1/7/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by sarradee from Mansfield, Texas USA on Friday, January 7, 2022
Memoirs of a Polar Bear stars three generations of talented writers and performers―who happen to be polar bears.

Three generations (grandmother, mother, son) of polar bears are famous as both 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.”


A little weird, but in a good way. The story of three generations of polar bears told in their own words.

Released 3 mos ago (1/23/2022 UTC) at Dirty Job Brewing Company Little Free Library #80399 in Mansfield, Texas USA

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