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By Margaret Atwood

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Format: Paperback, 176 pages, New edition Edition
Published In: United Kingdom, 05 March 2007
One of the world's most celebrated authors, Margaret Atwood has written a collection of smart and entertaining fictional essays, in the genre of her previous books, "Good Bones" and "Murder in the Dark". Chilling and witty, prescient and personal, delectable and tart, these highly imaginative tales tackle a broad range of subjects, reflecting the times we live in with deadly accuracy and knife-edge precision. Punctuated with wonderful illustrations by the author, they are vintage Atwood.

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A witty, deliciously, viciously entertaining new collection from one of our finest authorsIllustrated by Margaret Atwood herself, with seven black-and-white drawings Margaret Atwood is on the judge's list of contenders for the Man Booker International Prize 2007

About the Author

Margaret Atwood's books have been published in over thirty-five countries. She is the author of more than thirty works, which include fiction, poetry and critical essays. Of her novels, The Blind Assassin won the 2000 Booker Prize and Alias Grace won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy. Her eleventh novel, Oryx and Crake, was published in 2003. She lives in Toronto, with writer Graeme Gibson.


'Atwood is one of the most inventive, enthralling and accomplished authors writing in English' Sunday Times 'These are fine, original takes on ancient stories ... How knowing she is; how quick. How easily she mocks herself, and us. She is our medicine' Independent 'Margaret Atwood's short stories are a breath of fresh air ... These are haunting, enigmatic tales that punch above their ethereal weight' Tatler 'Fresh and funny, and distinctively, dryly disconcerting ... Her wit is quicksilver, simultaneously succinct and elusive ... these nicely turned fragments engage the imagination, and tease the mind' Telegraph

EAN: 9780747584940
ISBN: 074758494X
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 centimetres (0.08 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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This is a fantastic collection of short stories, a must for lovers of Margaret Attwood's work. They delve into a range of subjects and emotions, some cutting very close to the bone with her carefully chosen words, always tart and insightful. This book is one that can be read by dipping in and out, one story at a time, or may be a book that you can't lay down. Terrific!

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