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Memoirs of a Polar Bear - Part 1, “The Grandmother: An Evolutionary Theory” – Section 3, pages 41 - 60 Summary & Analysis

Yoko Tawada
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Chapter 4, continued. The bear is visited by Wolfgang, who tells her he represents an organization that wants her to continue writing. He smells of lies and evasions, but when the bear gives in to temptation and wrestles with him, the smell of lies disappears. Over the next few weeks, Wolfgang arranges for the bear to have a bank account into which money is regularly deposited and from which the bear continually takes money to go food shopping. Her particular taste is for Canadian smoked salmon, of which she eats large amounts. When she learns from Wolfgang that Canada is a cold country, she immediately fantasizes about what life would be like there. Meanwhile, she gets to work on her memoir, but finds both her desk and the process frustrating, becoming increasingly lazy as she eats more...

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