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Claire Cameron

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Author of The Last Neanderthal (April 2017), The Bear and The Line Painter.

I am 2.5% Neanderthal, according to the 23 and Me DNA test. I have a gold tooth.

Average rating: 3.44 · 11,040 ratings · 2,081 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Bear

3.33 avg rating — 7,321 ratings — published 2014 — 29 editions
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The Last Neanderthal

3.65 avg rating — 3,595 ratings — published 2017 — 28 editions
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The Line Painter

3.46 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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“Words could be empty. It was the return of a gesture that held meaning. And”
Claire Cameron, The Last Neanderthal

“All beasts were made of meat and blood. Their daily life often involved some kind of gore. When they sliced open any of the animals around them, the insides of the bodies looked much the same as their own. The blood of a red deer tasted surprisingly similar to one's own blood. A chip of the bone of a wolverine was hard to distinguish from a chip of a brother's bone. For all these similarities, there was a sharp divide that separated the beasts. there were only two kinds of meat: The meat that gets to eat. And the meat that gets eaten.”
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“Big Mother believed that the measure of a life could be reduced to such small things, a count of the wrinkles to see how many laughs versus how many frowns a body had produced. Because of this, Girl knew that the old woman made sure to laugh often.”
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