“It is one of those novels that opens the world to you in a different way,
and after finishing it this world will never look the same to you again."
author of The Dinner and Dear Mr. M
"A deeply sympathetic portrait of a Neanderthal girl
struggling to survive some 40,000 years ago."
—Alexandra Alter, New York Times
“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
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
"Impressively executed...The contrasting and similar reactions to motherhood
are emblematic of the book’s greatest strength."
—Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
"Claire Cameron's book is a necessary, brilliantly feminist
and intuitive reading of our earliest history.
She memorably paints a full world with her Neanderthals
and binds it perfectly to our own."
author of How Should a Person Be?
Claire Cameron’s second novel, THE BEAR, was called, “A tender, terrifying, poignant ride,” by O Magazine. It was long listed for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) and is a number 1 bestseller in Canada.