By Anthony Burgess
"There are so few surely pleasing novels round that we should cheer at any time when one turns up. non-stop, fizzing strength. . . .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 prefer for a useless friend's spouse. Even at the ship's voyage throughout, the Russian sensibility starts off to pervade: plenty of secrets and techniques and many vodka. while his American spouse is laid low with a painful rash and he's interrogated at his resort by means of Soviet brokers who comprehend that he's attempting to promote trendy man made attire to the loads starved for type, his precarious internal stability is thrown off for reliable. extra drink follows, discoveries of his wife's illicit affair with one other lady, and his personal submerged sexual emotions come breaking throughout the floor, effervescent up in Russian champagne and caviar.