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I'm With the Bears stories "dazzle the reader with their imaginative range and depth"

Leo Goretti16 November 2011

The stories contained in I'm With the Bears "dazzle the reader with their imaginative range and depth," writes Arifa Akbar in a review for the Independent. The reviewer stresses how the book—royalties from which will go to, an international grassroots movement working to reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere—can be described as "an ‘imaginative intervention' in response to the dearth of fiction dealing with climate change."

Including contributions from world-class authors such as TC Boyle, David Mitchell and Wu Ming 1, the book brings together "an impressive line-up of contributors." Their stories "envisage a plethora of apocalyptic or disaster scenarios:" from the diary entries dated 2040, after "the collapse", in Helen Simpson's piece, to Margaret Atwood's "short but epic take on the destruction of epochs."

Visit the Independent to read the review in full.

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