Honey for the Bears

Honey for the Bears

Anthony Burgess

"There are so few certainly interesting novels round that we should cheer each time one turns up. non-stop, fizzing power. . . .Honey for the Bears is a triumph."—Kingsley Amis, New York Times

A sharply written satire, Honey for the Bears sends an unassuming antiques broker, Paul Hussey, to Russia to do one ultimate deal at the black marketplace as a desire for a useless friend's spouse. Even at the ship's voyage throughout, the Russian sensibility starts to pervade: plenty of secrets and techniques and plenty of vodka. whilst his American spouse is tormented by a painful rash and he's interrogated at his resort by way of Soviet brokers who be aware of that he's attempting to promote trendy artificial clothes to the hundreds starved for model, his precarious internal stability is thrown off for reliable. extra drink follows, discoveries of his wife's illicit affair with one other girl, and his personal submerged sexual emotions come breaking in the course of the floor, effervescent up in Russian champagne and caviar.

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