The Bear by Andrew Krivak
Length: 224 pages
Audiobook Length: 4 hours
First Published: 2020
In an Edenic future, a girl and her father live close to the land in the shadow of a lone mountain. They possess a few remnants of civilization: some books, a pane of glass, a set of flint and steel, a comb. The father teaches the girl how to fish and hunt, the secrets of the seasons and the stars. He is preparing her for an adulthood in harmony with nature, for they are the last of humankind. But when the girl finds herself alone in an unknown landscape, it is a bear that will lead her back home through a vast wilderness that offers the greatest lessons of all, if she can only learn to listen.
A cautionary tale of human fragility, of love and loss, The Bear is a stunning tribute to the beauty of nature’s dominion.
About Andrew Krivak
Andrew Krivak is the author of three novels: The Signal Flame, The Sojourn, and The Bear. He splits his time between Somerville, Massachusetts, and Jaffrey, New Hampshire, with his wife and three children. Visit the author’s website →