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The Bear: A Novel

by Claire Cameron

Doubleday Canada | February 11, 2014 | Trade Paperback |

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The black dog is not scratching. He goes back to his sniffing and huffing and then he starts cracking his bone. Stick and I are huddled tight. . . . It is dark and no Daddy or Mommy and after a while I watch the lids of my eyes close down like jaws.

Told from the point of view of a six-year-old child, The Bear is the story of Anna and her little brother, Stick--two young children forced to fend for themselves in Algonquin Park after a black bear attacks their parents. A gripping and mesmerizing exploration of the child psyche, this is a survival story unlike any other, one that asks what it takes to survive in the wilderness and what happens when predation comes from within.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 Pages, 5.51 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: February 11, 2014

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385679025

ISBN - 13: 9780385679022

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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The Bear: A Novel

The Bear: A Novel

by Claire Cameron

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 Pages, 5.51 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: February 11, 2014

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385679025

ISBN - 13: 9780385679022

From the Publisher

The black dog is not scratching. He goes back to his sniffing and huffing and then he starts cracking his bone. Stick and I are huddled tight. . . . It is dark and no Daddy or Mommy and after a while I watch the lids of my eyes close down like jaws.

Told from the point of view of a six-year-old child, The Bear is the story of Anna and her little brother, Stick--two young children forced to fend for themselves in Algonquin Park after a black bear attacks their parents. A gripping and mesmerizing exploration of the child psyche, this is a survival story unlike any other, one that asks what it takes to survive in the wilderness and what happens when predation comes from within.

About the Author

CLAIRE CAMERON grew up in Toronto and studied at Queen''s University. She led canoe trips in Algonquin Park and worked as an instructor for Outward Bound, teaching mountaineering, climbing and white-water rafting in Oregon. She lived San Francisco and London, UK, until moving back to Toronto, where she now lives with her husband and two sons. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, National Post and The Millions. Her first novel, The Line Painter, won the Northern Lit Award from the Ontario Library Service and was nominated for an Arthur Ellis Crime Writing Award for best first novel. Visit the author at www.claire-cameron.com.

Editorial Reviews

"A masterful balancing act of suspense and relief. . . . A bravura performance." —The Globe and Mail   “Extraordinary.... Stylistically impressive and deeply moving.” —Glamour (UK) “Cameron’s resonant plot and Anna’s unforgettable voice add up to a novel destined to stay with you long after you’ve chewed through it.” — The Globe and Mail “This expertly crafted novel could do for camping what Jaws did for swimming. . . . A gripping survival thriller.” — People   “Anna’s a character who stays with you long after you’ve put the book down. . . . This is a thrilling and utterly captivating tale.” — Chatelaine   “A gripping, affecting story that reads like a hybrid of Henry James’s What Maisie Knew and Margaret Atwood’s Survival . . . . It serves as a reminder that the quest for survival doesn’t end with rescue––and that children are not alone in venturing into terrain far more treacherous than they can ever know.” — Maclean’s “Claire Cameron manages to create something both quintessentially Canadian and breathtakingly fresh . . . terrifying, beautiful and thrilling.” — Zoomer " A beautiful novel that is ultimately about maternal love…. It made me cry and I couldn''t stop." —Miriam Toews “What makes Claire Cameron’s The Bear so remarkable and riveting is that this s
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