An original and compelling work in which Margaret Atwood passes one woman’s bizarre life through the prism of her unique literary vision. The shy, awkward wife of a perpetual radical, Joan Foster is a formerly obese woman whose delicate equilibrium is threatened by the fact that the several lives she has lived separately and secretly are coming together and will be exposed. She is newly and notoriously famous as a bestselling author; she writes gothic novels under a nom de plume; she is having a hidden affair. Love, fear, understanding, suspense, sensuality, and humour – there is hardly an emotional current that is not touched in Lady Oracle, and with a depth, vitality, and wit that are rare in any time.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - greeniezona - LibraryThing
I wasn't really sure I would love this book until the very last page. I mean, it's Atwood, and I've loved Atwood in the past, but it's been a while since I've read anything by her. Really, quite a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gypsysmom - LibraryThing
This wasn't the best Margaret Atwood book I have ever read. That would be a toss up between The Blind Assassin and Alias Grace. However, I did enjoy parts of it and parts of it really hit close to ... Read full review