A Big She-Bear

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A Big She-Bear
A Big She Bear - 2015.jpg
Poster for the competition "Adaptation of the 21st Century Georgian Literary Work"
AuthorMiho Mosulishvili
Original titleდიდი ძუ დათვი
TranslatorManana Rusieshvili-Cartledge
Country Georgia
GenreThe myth ritual thriller, Magic realism
Publication date
Media typeBook (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
Pages150 p.
Preceded byHelessa, 2012 

A Big She-Bear (The story of mountains with a prologue and an epilogue) is a 2013 Georgian novel by author Miho Mosulishvili.


A little boy – Vache – is afraid that the village governor (administrative head) Ahab and his team might kill a big she-bear, as the latter is a symbol of the sin committed by the villagers: Ahab promised to marry Vache’s mother Lela and deceived her. The woman, abandoned and criticized by the villagers, committed suicide.


The inhabitants of a village located in the mountains of South Caucasus struggle with a big She-Bear. The bear has caused damage to the villagers' corn fields, beehives and cattle, killed hunters and their dogs and avoided all kinds of traps. The village governor (administrative head), called a Biblical name Ahab, tries to kill the big she-bear with the help of the villagers. All the inhabitants of the village realize that this bear is a ghost from Ahab's past life.

Release details[edit]

  • 2013 — Saunje Publishing[1]

Film adaptation[edit]

June 26, 2015 Miho Mosulishvili as a screenwriter is winner with CPU Lira Production (Producer and Film-director Lali Kiknavelidze) for project ‘A Big She-Bear’[2] in the competition "Adaptation of the 21st Century Georgian Literary Work" organized of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, Georgian National Film Center[3] and Georgian National Book Center, The Jury Members: Nana Jorjadze, Levan Berdzenishvili, Levan Tutberidze, Davit Chubinishvili, Vazha Gigashvili, Manana Anasashvili, Lela Ochiauri, Davit Gabunia


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