Paperback - 2014
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The winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, Marian Engel's most famous - and most controversial - novel tells the unforgettable story of a woman transformed by a primal, erotic relationship. Lou is a lonely librarian who spends her days in the dusty archives of the Historical Institute. When an unusual field assignment comes her way, she jumps at the chance to travel to a remote island in northern Ontario, where she will spend the summer cataloguing a library that belonged to an eccentric nineteenth-century colonel. Eager to investigate the estate's curious history, she is shocked to discover that the island has one other inhabitant: a bear. Lou's imagination is soon overtaken by the island's past occupants, whose deep fascination with bears gradually becomes her own. Irresistibly, Lou is led along a path of emotional and sexual self-awakening, as she explores the limits of her own animal nature. What she discovers will change her life forever. As provocative and powerful now as when it was first published. Includes a reading group guide.

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: Toronto :, Emblem, McClelland & Stewart,, [2014]
Edition: Emblem trade paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780771093791
Branch Call Number: FIC ENG
Characteristics: 119 pages ; 21 cm


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May 20, 2018

A story about a decadent little city tart who has sex with a bear. Really!

Aug 30, 2017

It is a really weird book about a relationship between a bear and human, a woman, fantasy obviously. Not sure what to think after reading it.
I suppose it plays to strange human fantasies or predilections.

May 01, 2016

Featured on the awful library books blog.

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