Bear by Marian EngelThis review is one of the best of all time. I cannot believe this book exists but i am glad you read it and wrote this fantastic review.
Thank you for making me laugh out loud. Im pretty sure I sent it to every reader I know.
UNBEARABLE - "Bear" by Marian Engel Review
With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. 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.
What The F*ck Is Up With That Novel Bear? Let me tell you
My first public reading of Bear at Say Wha?! I shared the book several times at Say Wha?! This summer the cover image came out of hibernation see what I did there? Who knows? Not a metaphorical, figurative, concept-within-a-creature bear: a real, furry, wild brown bear.
Bear Engel Submitter: This is a controversial tale of two star crossed lovers. You will explore themes of love like never before. That is, if you can muster up the courage to open the cover. Even though many people consider themselves to be avid animal lovers, no one loves animals as much as the main character Lou. Some consider the book to be about a spiritual journey and how all living creatures are connected in this way.
Actor, Writer, Producer of Fun Times
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. 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. She lived close to her work and shopped on the way between her apartment and the Institute, scurrying hastily through the tube of winter from refuge to refuge, wasting no time.