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The Last Neanderthal

(2017)
A novel by

 
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


Forty thousand 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.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Used availability for Claire Cameron's The Last Neanderthal


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Hardback Editions

April 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Last Neanderthal
Author(s): Claire Cameron
ISBN: 0-385-68678-1 / 978-0-385-68678-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

April 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Last Neanderthal: A Novel
Author(s): Claire Cameron
ISBN: 0-316-31448-X / 978-0-316-31448-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

April 2018 : USA Paperback
Title: The Last Neanderthal: A Novel
Author(s): Claire Cameron
ISBN: 0-316-31446-3 / 978-0-316-31446-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ansel Adams
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

April 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Last Neanderthal: A Novel
Author(s): Claire Cameron
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

April 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Last Neanderthal
Author(s): Claire Cameron
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   


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