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"Shaped by a Darwinian perspective, political astuteness, autobiographical elements, and a profound trust in literature, Atwood's stories evoke humankind's disastrous hubris and phenomenal spirit with empathy and bemusement." (Booklist)
"Her stories are sophisticated, reticent, ornate, stark, supple, stiff, savage or forgiving; they are exactly what she wants them to be. They are stories from the prime of life." (Times Literary Supplement)
Atword writes about the life of a woman who doesn't fit well into any of the moral "boxes" of her day. Like all her books, the works are precise and the phrases and tempo remain interesting. The content is another matter.
I like Margaret Atwood because she's a very good writer, because she turn a phrase, and because she's Canadian. Sadly, after reading some of her (far) better books, I hung in there on this one...hoping for something big...or at least worthwhile. The work dies in slow and unnoticable death.
Keep browsing...you can do better than this.
Respectfully sorry, Ms. Atwood.
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