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ISBN-10: 1552454312
ISBN-13: 9781552454312
Publisher: Coach House Books
Publish Date: 02/08/2022
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.30" W, 1.00" H

The Bear Woman

Translator: Saskia Vogel

Paperback

Price: $17.95

Overview

Feminist autofiction from one of Sweden’s blazing talents.

Blending autofiction and essay, The Bear Woman is a journey of feminism and literary

detective work spanning centuries and continents. In the 1540s, a young

French noblewoman, Marguerite de la Rocque, was abandoned on an island in

the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with her maidservant and her lover. In present-day

Stockholm, an author and mother becomes captivated by the image of Marguerite

sheltered in a dark cave after her companions have died.

This image soon becomes an obsession. She must find out the real story of the

woman she calls the Bear Woman. But so much in this history is written so as to

gloss over male violence. And the maps and other sources she consults are at

times undecipherable.

Karolina Ramqvist explores what it means to write history–and to live it.

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"The ghostly Scandinavian setting and [protagonist] Karin's closely narrated sense of impending doom, baby cooing patiently at her hip, make Swedish star Ramqvist's English-language debut an atmospheric and suspenseful read." –Booklist

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ISBN-10: 1552454312
ISBN-13: 9781552454312
Publisher: Coach House Books
Publish Date: 02/08/2022
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.30" W, 1.00" H
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