Dancing Girls and Other Stories

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Anchor Books, 1998 - Fiction - 243 pages
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This splendid volume of short fiction testifies to Margaret Atwood's startlingly original voice, full of a rare intensity and exceptional intelligence.  Her men and women still miscommunicate, still remain separate in different rooms, different houses, or even different worlds.  With brilliant flashes of fantasy, humor, and unexpected violence, the stories reveal the complexities of human relationships and bring to life characters who touch us deeply, evoking terror and laughter, compassion and recognition--and dramatically demonstrate why Margaret Atwood is one of the most important writers in English today.

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User Review  - questbird - LibraryThing

A collection of short stories about women. Some of them are troubled by mental illness. I was most moved by one called Polarities, about a man who forms a relationship with a woman with bipolar disorder, and the craziness which ensues. Read full review

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User Review  - nmhale - LibraryThing

Dancing Girls is a collection of short stories by renowned writer Margaret Atwood, who I have wanted to read for quite some time. Although I'm more interested in her novels, I have read a couple of ... Read full review


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Margaret Atwood is the author of over twenty-five books, including fiction, poetry, and essays.  Among her most recent works are the bestselling novels Alias Grace and The Robber Bride and the collections Wilderness Tips and Good Bones and Simple Murders.  She lives in Toronto.

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