• Word on the Street Toronto August Book Talk pick
  • A Maclean’s “must-read fiction and non-fiction to sink your teeth into” pick
  • Excerpted in Open BookA CBC “29 Canadian books we can’t wait to read in August” pick
  • A 49th Shelf Most Anticipated pick

“The parallel fates of these fully drawn characters, The Hunter and The Old Woman, feel intimate and urgent.” — Lit Hub

“…compelling, well-written storytelling.” –Toronto Star

“A classic in the making, The Hunter and the Old Woman is a mesmerizing portrait of two animals united by a shared destiny.” –CBC Books

“Gentle and distressing, soothing and fierce, and a look forward and backward simultaneously, Korgemagi takes the readers into a feral, changing realm that is cruelly no longer available to most. In this time of pandemic, with so many of us cooped up in concrete, some days unable or unwilling to leave our homes, The Hunter and the Old Woman opens up a green, green world.” –Quill and Quire

“The Old Woman of Pamela Korgemagi’s hypnotically gripping novel is a North American cougar, and its persona is a creative achievement unknown in literature. Korgemagi completely inhabits her alien protagonist, convincing us not what a cougar is like, but what it is like to be a cougar. The story’s Hunter is human, and his development from child to adult is revealed in step with the animal’s, until their lives finally intersect. It is a novel of rare empathy and insight that gives a convincing portrayal of lives spent in the wild — and what it is like to be alive with and without the familiar human awareness of self and time.” — Michael Redhill, Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning author of Bellevue Square