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Bluebeard's Egg and Other Stories By Margaret Atwood

Bluebeard's Egg and Other Stories
by Margaret Atwood

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A man finds himself surrounded by women who are becoming paler, more silent and literally smaller;In these exceptional short stories, by turns funny and searingly honest, Margaret Atwood captures brilliantly the complex forces that govern our relationships, and the powerful emotions that guide them.
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Bluebeard's Egg and Other Stories Summary


Bluebeard's Egg and Other Stories by Margaret Atwood

A man finds himself surrounded by women who are becoming paler, more silent and literally smaller; a woman's intimate life is strangely dominated by the fear of nuclear warfare; a melancholy teenage love is swept away by a hurricane, while a tired, middle-aged affection is rekindled by the spectacle of rare Jamaican birds... In these exceptional short stories, by turns funny and searingly honest, Margaret Atwood captures brilliantly the complex forces that govern our relationships, and the powerful emotions that guide them.

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Bluebeard's Egg and Other Stories Reviews


"An acute and poetic observer of the eternal, universal, rum relationships between men and women" * The Times *
"If anyone has better insight into women and their central problem - men - than Margaret Atwood, and can voice them with as much wit, impact and grace, then they haven't started wrting yet" * Daily Mail *
"Sophisticated, reticent, ornate, stark, supple, stiff, savage or forgiving...they are stories from the prime of life" * Times Literary Supplement *
"An outstanding correspondent on the war between the sexes writes as wittily as ever on the hopes and shortcomings of women who bake for poets, sleep with their accountants, attribute their preference for awful men to fearlessness, and don't know how much they scare their own mothers" * Observer *

About Margaret Atwood


Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her novels include Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin and the MaddAddam trilogy. Her 1985 classic, The Handmaid's Tale, went back into the bestseller charts with the election of Donald Trump, when the Handmaids became a symbol of resistance against the disempowerment of women, and with the 2017 release of the award-winning Channel 4 TV series. Atwood has won numerous awards including the Booker Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society, the Franz Kafka Prize, the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2019 she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature. She has also worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, librettist, playwright and puppeteer. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

Additional information

GOR001416322
Bluebeard's Egg and Other Stories by Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1997-01-02
288
0099741210
9780099741213
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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