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Hogarth Press
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5.7 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Julia Phillips is the bestselling author of the novel Disappearing Earth, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and one of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year. A 2024 Guggenheim fellow, she lives with her family in Brooklyn.
"A bold and brilliant modern fable of sisterhood, class, and our relationship to the natural world."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Mythical and enchanting, Phillips's second novel delves into sisterhood and the mysteries of the animals that live among--and within--us all."--Oprah Daily (One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2024)

"An enchanting modern-day fairy tale set off the coast of Washington State."--Alta Journal

"This mythical novel of obsession, moral reckoning, and aspiration glows with fairy tale magic."--The Boston Globe

"Julia Phillips has my complete attention."--Ann Patchett, author of Tom Lake

"There is something unsettling and uncanny about Julia Phillips's wondrous second book, less a novel than a fairy tale for the strange times in which we live."--Rumaan Alam, author of Leave the World Behind

"Julia Phillips's rare and marvelous new novel weaves fairy-tale magic into a story of sisterhood, daughterhood, care, and devotion. Building with quiet fury to its astonishing ending, Bear will capture your heart and mind. I read in a state of wonder."--Jessamine Chan, author of The School for Good Mothers

"In prose of surpassing beauty, Julia Phillips collapses the boundaries between species, communities, and sisters. Bear is magical, suspenseful, heartbreaking, and humane. It is the most moving, most accomplished work of fiction I've read in ages."--Anthony Marra, author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

"Intense, moody, fierce, and relentlessly suspenseful, Bear is a modern-day fairy tale about the tenacious bonds and complexities of sisterhood."--Angie Kim, author of Happiness Falls

"In this haunting fable of two sisters determined to steer their own destiny, Julia Phillips evokes the unsettling ways in which the wilder forces of the world around us will never allow us to tame them. I was spellbound."--Julia Glass, author of Three Junes

"Bear is the brutal cage of the real world and the magical animal within--a book of untamed, glorious, abundant interpretations."--Megha Majumdar, author of A Burning

"I read Bear in one night and I am speechless."--Jean Kwok, author of Searching for Sylvie Lee

"Beautiful and haunting . . . This is brilliant."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Bear takes us to a wild, captivating place, just as Phillips did in her debut, Disappearing Earth."--Bookpage

"Phillips is brilliant at balancing sharply drawn characters with finely woven plot and unnerving atmosphere."--Lit Hub