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Bear (1976) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

After five years buried like a mole amid the decaying maps and manuscripts of an historical institute, Lou is given a welcome field assignment: to catalogue a nineteenth-century library, improbably located in an octagonal house on a remote island in northern Ontario. Eager to reconstruct the estateís curious history, she is unprepared for her discovery that the island has one other inhabitant: a bear.

Louís imagination is soon overtaken by the estateís historical occupants, whose fascination with bear lore becomes her own. Irresistibly, Lou is led along a path of emotional and sexual self-discovery, as she explores the limits of her own animal nature through her bizarre and healing relationship with the bear.

A daring and compelling novel, Marian Engelís Bear won the Governor Generalís Award for 1976.

Original title: Bear
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

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Bear (1976)
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Language: English

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Bear (May 1990)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto, ON
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 9780771099588
Pages: 147
Notes: Afterword by Aritha van Herk

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