9th Ave: Claire Cameron + Lydia Kiesling

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

 

 

Claire Cameron discusses her new novel, The Last Neanderthal, with The Millions' Lydia Kiesling.

 

Praise for The Last Neanderthal

 

"A necessary, brilliantly feminist and intuitive reading of our earliest history. Cameron memorably paints a full world with her Neanderthals and binds it perfectly to our own." ―Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?

 

"Claire Cameron reunites us with our past, with the beginning of humanity. In this book I lived next to people who populated the earth a very long time ago and have long since vanished completely. To make you feel for them, and what is more: feel with them is a great achievement. The Last Neanderthal is one of those novels that opens the world to you in a different way. And after you finish reading, this world will never look the same to you again." ―Herman Koch, author of The Dinner


"A powerful, warm and thought-provoking book that artfully blends facts with fiction to put flesh on many abstract scientific debates."―Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

 

About The Last Neanderthal

 

40,000 years in the past, the last family of Neanderthals roams the earth. After a crushingly hard winter, their numbers are low, but Girl, the oldest daughter, is just coming of age and her family is determined to travel to the annual meeting place and find her a mate. But the unforgiving landscape takes its toll, and Girl is left alone to care for Runt, a foundling of unknown origin. As Girl and Runt face the coming winter storms, Girl realizes she has one final chance to save her people, even if it means sacrificing part of herself.


In the modern day, archaeologist Rosamund Gale works well into her pregnancy, racing to excavate newly found Neanderthal artifacts before her baby comes. Linked across the ages by the shared experience of early motherhood, both stories examine the often taboo corners of women's lives. 


Haunting, suspenseful, and profoundly moving, THE LAST NEANDERTHAL asks us to reconsider all we think we know about what it means to be human.

 

 

The Last Neanderthal Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316314480
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Little Brown and Company - April 25th, 2017

International Bestseller

One of the most anticipated books of 2017: The Millions, CBC, Chatelaine, Globe and Mail, Maclean's

From the author of The Bear, the enthralling story of two women separated by millennia, but linked by an epic journey that will transform them both


The Bear Cover Image
By Cameron
$15.00
ISBN: 9780316230094
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Back Bay Books - February 10th, 2015

A young girl who must fend for herself and her little brother after a brutal bear attack in this "emotional tour de force" (Megan Abbott)
While camping with her family on a remote island, five-year-old Anna awakes in the night to the sound of screaming. A rogue black bear has entered the family's campsite and is attacking her parents.


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