Aquatic subterranean polar bear
May 26, 2012 3:56 AM Subscribe
I read an odd (and very stupid) novel around 1997. Please verify that this book exists and wasn't a product of my young addled mind.
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The protagonist was a middle aged man with an ailing marriage. In an unlikely sequence of events he was targeted by an unlikely group of satanist (?) bikers (?) for human sacrifice. As an equally unlikely result he ends up trapped in a underground cavern and forced to survive there for months. Subterranean aquatic polar bears are involved. The end of the novel has him reconciled with his nasty wife who is cured of her nastiness by his survival and aquatic bear manliness skills.
I swear I am not making this crap up and I have tried to google it to no avail. I admit that my brain may have embellished it. I vaguely remember a reference to"The World According to Garp" on the dust jacket, but neither John Irving or Steve Tesich seem remotely responsible. I do have a habit of conflating John Irving with John Updike so my memory is definitely suspect.