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Questions about Ian McGuire's 2016 novel 'The North Water'. Use this tag with the tag [ian-mcguire].

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What role or symbolic purpose do polar bears serve in The North Water?

The North Water by Ian McGuire is a modern novel in the tradition of historical realism, set in the high arctic. It is a violent, masculine novel with a clear debt to the work of Cormac McCarthy which ...