A leathery bog-man transforms an old love affair; a sweet, gruesome gift is sent by the wife of an ex-lover; landscape paintings are haunted by the ghost of a young girl. This dazzling collection of ten short stories takes us into familiar Atwood territory to reveal the logic of irrational behaviour and the many textures lying beneath ordinay life.
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--The New York Times
"Atwood's writing is assured, her focus clear and her humor ample."
"Atwood's voice, honed after years of writing such books as Lady Oracle and The Handmaid's Tale, is sharper than ever, but still funny...it whispers that the wilderness is right here, right now."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"Each of the stories in Wilderness Tips is a gem, a glittering piece to which one is drawn again and again. To read them is to enter a startling world: strange and too close for comfort."
In each of these tales Margaret Atwood deftly illuminates the single instant that shapes a whole life: in a few brief pages we watch as characters progress from the vulnerabilities of adolescence through the passions of youth into the precarious complexities of middle age. By superimposing the past on the present, Atwood paints interior landscapes shaped by time, regret, and life's lost chances, endowing even the banal with a sense of mystery. Richly layered and disturbing, poignant at times and scathingly witty at others, the stories in "Wilderness Tips take us into the strange and secret places of the heart and inform the familiar world in which we live with truths that cut to the bone.
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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Descrizione libro Emblem Editions 1999-05-08, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Codice libro della libreria 9780771008566B
Descrizione libro McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1999. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Fiction - Short Stories. First thus, first printing. Codice libro della libreria 20392
Descrizione libro McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1999. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: New. First M&S trade paperback edition, first printing. Unread, perfect condition. 216 pages. First published in cloth by M&S in 1991. Winner of the Trillium Award. Ten stories. "Each of the stories in Wilderness Tips is a gem, a glittering piece to which one is drawn again and again." Denver Post Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 003560