Pregnant women, students and journalists; farmers, birdwatchers, ex-wives, adolescent lovers - and dancing girls. All ordinary people - or are they?' Margaret Atwood's distinctive wit and incisive observation of the strangeness of everyday life makes this a delighfully absorbing collection of stories. She portrays each drama with tremendous agility that seems effortless, and makes it impossible to stop at the end of one story without dipping into the next.
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays.
In addition to the classic The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy, The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize and Oryx and Crake, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Her most recent novel, The Year of the Flood, was published in 2009. She was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature in 2008.
Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto, Canada.
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