The Tent

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 8, 2007 - Fiction - 176 pages
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale

A delightful mélange of short fiction, here the Booker Prize-winning author pushes against form once again, with meditations on warlords, pet heaven, and aging homemakers. In these pieces, Margaret Atwood gives a sly pep talk to the ambitious young; writes about the disconcerting experience of looking at old photos of ourselves; and examines the boons and banes of orphanhood. Accompanied by her own playful illustrations, Atwood’s droll humor and keen insight make each piece full of clarity and grace. Prescient and personal, delectable and tart, The Tent reflects one of our wittiest authors at her best.

 

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User Review  - thioviolight - LibraryThing

Beautiful writing from Margaret Atwood, and one couldn't expect anything less. Her words moved me to tears on several pieces and my favorites from this collection include the painfully beautiful Bring Back Mom: An Invocation, But It Could Still, and Gateway. Read full review

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User Review  - Cassandra2020 - LibraryThing

Always difficult to write anything about short stories especially when some of them are only a couple of pages long. Nevertheless, on the whole they were sharp & witty and, of course, well written ... Read full review

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Clothing Dreams
Encouraging the Young

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Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, her novels include Cat’s Eye, short-listed for the 1989 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; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood; and her most recent, MaddAddam. She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award, and lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson. 

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