The Bear Woman  


The Bear Woman
Coach House Books | February 8, 2022 | 224 pages
ISBN: 9781552454312

Feminist autofiction from one of Sweden's blazing talents. "Ramqvist is a serious contender for the Swedish literary limelight." --Shelf Awareness Blending autofiction and essay, The Bear Woman is a journey of feminism and literary detective work spanning centuries and continents. In the 1540s, a young French noblewoman, Marguerite de la Rocque, was abandoned on an island in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with her maidservant and her lover. In present-day Stockholm, an author and mother becomes captivated by the image of Marguerite sheltered in a dark cave after her companions have died.