The Tent

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 8, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 159 pages
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A delightfully pointed m?lange of fictional pieces from one of the world’s most acclaimed and incisive authors, The Tent is a sparkling addition to Margaret Atwood’s always masterful work.Here Atwood pushes form once again, with meditations on warlords, pet heaven, and aging homemakers. She 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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Margaret Atwood is a wonderful poetic writer. - Goodreads
Enjoyable tiny little snippets of Atwood writing. - Goodreads
And Margaret Atwood's illustrations are fantastic. - Goodreads
Oh and I liked the font, Filosofia, very much. - Goodreads
It is prose from a poet. - Goodreads
Unquestionable versatility of Atwood as a writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Dave Logghe - Goodreads

This was my first exposure to Atwood's writing and while I would think a collection of short fiction would be an odd introduction to her voice, it was surprisingly effective. Her voice is distinct, strong, proud and full of sharp insight and wit. I look forward to going deeper into her catalog. Read full review

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User Review  - Janine - Goodreads

3.5 stars. I wavered (a lot) between 3 and 4. Some of the short pieces in this book are fabulous, others just meh. Essays, poems, thoughts. Honestly it reads like her writing journal rather than an ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Margaret Atwood's books have been published in over thirty-five countries. She 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 -- shortlisted for the 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, and her most recent, Oryx and Crake -- shortlisted for the 2003 Booker Prize. She lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.

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