It’s official. My new novel will be called The Bear.
It will be published by Reagan Arthur Books/Little Brown in the US, Random House in Canada and Harvill Secker/Vintage in the UK & Commonwealth around this time next year (2014).
As it’s in the title, the cover of the book will probably not feature a bear. I’m giving you this photo of a black bear instead.
What do you see?
I think of Werner Herzog’s narration in Grizzly Man, “I see only the overwhelming indifference of nature. To me, there is no such thing as a secret world of the bears. And this blank stare speaks only of a half-bored interest in food.”