Dancing Girls (Paperback)

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale

This splendid volume of short fiction testifies to Margaret Atwood’s bracing honesty and startlingly original voice. In her hands, ordinary people—farmers, birdwatchers, adolescent lovers, elderly neighbors, pregnant women—are anything but ordinary. A poet waylaid by an epic nosebleed; an awkward student trailed by an obtuse stalker; a jaded travel writer stranded on a life raft, finally facing a situation she can’t trivialize: these characters touch us deeply, evoking laughter, terror, and compassion. Punctuated by brilliant flashes of fantasy, humor, and occasional violence, Dancing Girls pays tribute to the sheer variety and complexity of human relationships.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

“Sheer wizardry, a rich fusion of the ordinary experience made brilliant by symbol, image, and allusion.” —Los Angeles Times

“Atwood renders visual, aural, and tactile events in such crisp, surprising language that her images crackle off the page.” —The Washington Post

“A stunning collection. . . . Combine[s] superb control and selectivity with an almost rambunctious vitality.” —The New York Times Book Review

"Superb control and selectivity, with an almost rambunctious vitality. . . . A stunning collection."
--The New York Times Book Review
Product Details
ISBN: 9780385491099
ISBN-10: 0385491093
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: May 18th, 1998
Pages: 256
Language: English

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