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Bear by Marian Engel
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Oct 05, 2021 | ISBN 9780771001642 | 212 Minutes

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“The best Canadian novel of all time. . . . Engel’s prose turns swiftly from the comic to lyric and back again. . . . In part for its extravagant strangeness, for the disruption it poses to [Canadian] tradition, Bear deserves to be celebrated.”
National Post
 
“A strange and wonderful book, plausible as kitchens, but shapely as a folktale, and with the same disturbing resonance.”  
–Margaret Atwood
 
“Canada’s Lolita or Lady Chatterley’s Lover.”
–Globe and Mail
 
Bear works as simply and mysteriously as a folktale. It is a remarkable tour de force.”
New York Times
 
“A startlingly alive narrative of the forbidden, the unthinkable, the hardly imaginable.”
Washington Post
 
“At once insightful and mysterious. . . . Bear is brave. We should be too.”
–Andrew Pyper
 
“It’s a modern Canadian fable . . . and, above all, totally readable.”
Hazlitt Magazine
 
“An astounding novel, both earthy and mythical, which leads into the human self and also outward to suggest and celebrate the mystery of life itself.”
 –Margaret Laurence, author of The Stone Angel
 
“A riveting story . . . brilliant and moving.”
Publishers Weekly

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