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The heavy bear

Author: Tim Bowling
Publisher: Hamilton, ON, Canada : Buckrider Books, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What happens when a respectable middle-aged father, teacher and writer decides one day to abandon his ordinary routine and embark on an unexpected journey toward an unknowable fate, following the ghost of Buster Keaton and a vision of a bear? In Tim Bowling's fifth novel, The Heavy Bear, the main character - a sort of contemporary version of Joyce's Leopold Bloom who just happens to be named Tim Bowling - spends an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Bowling
ISBN: 9781928088325 1928088325
OCLC Number: 961154986
Description: 231 pages ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Tim Bowling.

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"What happens when a respectable middle-aged father, teacher and writer decides one day to abandon his ordinary routine and embark on an unexpected journey toward an unknowable fate, following the ghost of Buster Keaton and a vision of a bear? In Tim Bowling's fifth novel, The Heavy Bear, the main character - a sort of contemporary version of Joyce's Leopold Bloom who just happens to be named Tim Bowling - spends an intense late-summer day in downtown Edmonton. Haunted by "the slender sadness" of the world, and unable to face his afternoon class, Tim Bowling finds himself pulled into an escapade revolving around an antique toy, a capuchin monkey and a young student our narrator likens to Pippi Longstocking. Accompanied by the shade of the silent-film star Buster Keaton, and the bear-shaped spirit of the American poet Delmore Schwartz, Bowling's Tim Bowling must confront, with equal parts humour and sincerity, a fundamental problem of our age: how to make and maintain human connections in a world that seems.

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