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James Gould-Bourn

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James Gould-Bourn

James Gould-Bourn is an award-winning screenwriter and novelist from Manchester. He is a graduate of Faber Academy’s writing course. He was once a copywriter for the website Bored Panda and previously worked for landmine-clearance NGOs in Africa and the Middle East. BEAR NECESSITY is his first novel. He lives in Lithuania.

James Gould-Bourn

Books by James Gould-Bourn

by James Gould-Bourn - Fiction

Danny has become a single father to 11-year-old Will --- who hasn’t spoken since the death of his mother in a car crash a year earlier --- and has just been fired from his construction job. To make matters worse, he’s behind on the rent and his nasty landlord is threatening to break his legs if he doesn’t pay soon. After observing local street performers in a nearby park, Danny spends his last few dollars on a tattered panda costume, impulsively deciding to become a dancing bear. While performing one day, Danny spots his son in the park and chases off the older boys who are taunting him. Will opens up for the first time since his mother’s death, unaware that the man in the panda costume is his father.