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Sioux Falls Feminists endorse The Last Neanderthal for the very frank
story of a modern woman's life and pregnancy as an archaeologist,
and a Neanderthal woman's life and pregnancy as a cave dweller
and hunter, as told from a woman's point of view.

The Last Neanderthal
By Claire Cameron

The Last Neanderthal (2017) - 288 pages
The Last Neanderthal at Amazon.com

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 season, 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. Before long, though, the unforgiving landscape takes its toll and Girl is left alone to care for Runt, a foundling, even as she sets out to discover what remains of her kind. With the dangers of winter quickly approaching, Girl realizes she has one 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 birth and early motherhood, both stories examine the often taboo corners of women's lives.

Drawing on the latest science to explore a misunderstood people, acclaimed author Claire Cameron has penned a haunting, suspenseful, and profoundly moving novel that asks us to reconsider what it means to be human.

Claire Cameron's novel The Bear became a #1 national bestseller in Canada and was long-listed for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Cameron's writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Salon. She is a staff writer at The Millions. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two sons.

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The Last Neanderthal
By Claire Cameron

Sioux Falls Feminists endorse The Last Neanderthal for the very frank
story of a modern woman's life and pregnancy as an archaeologist,
and a Neanderthal woman's life and pregnancy as a cave dweller
and hunter, as told from a woman's point of view.