The Edible Woman

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Doubleday Canada, Limited, 1998 - Fiction - 386 pages
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Ever since her engagement, the strangest thing has been happening to Marian McAlpin: she can't eat. First meat. Then eggs, vegetables, cake, pumpkin seeds—everything! Worse yet, she has the crazy feeling that she's being eaten. Marian ought to feel consumed with passion. But really she just feels...consumed. A brilliant and powerful work rich in irony and metaphor, The Edible Woman is an unforgettable materpiece by a true master of contemporary literary fiction.

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User Review  - PennyAnne - LibraryThing

Loved this book and can't believe it was Atwood's first published novel. It is so accomplished and so darkly humorous while at the same time making very pertinent points about what it is to be a woman ... Read full review

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User Review  - ksimon - LibraryThing

I have read and enjoyed many of Margaret Atwood's books, especially Oryx and Crake and The Robber Bride. The Edible Woman was Atwood's first published novel. It's definitely not her best, but I ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than twenty-five books, including fiction, poetry, and essays. Her most recent works include 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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