Title: Bluebeard's Egg and Other Stories
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (T)
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus
Edition: First Edition.
039540424X Fine/Very Good Plus. First Edition. This hardcover book is square, tight and clean. The boards are not damaged. The pages are clean and not marked. No remainder mark. The pages are not folded. The dustjacket is bright an unmarred, save minor shelf wear and an old fold on inside back. Original price is intact. Brodart protected. This is a collection of short stories. Canadian author. Bookseller Inventory # 000069
Synopsis: In this acclaimed collection of twelve stories, Margaret Atwood probes the territory of childhood memories and the casual cruelty men and women inflict upon each other and themselves. She looks behind the familiar world of family summers at remote lakes, ordinary lives, and unexpected loves, and she unearths profound truths. A melancholy, teenage love is swept away by a Canadian hurricane, while a tired, middle-aged affection is rekindled by the spectacle of rare Jamaican birds; a potter tries to come to terms with the group of poets who so smother her that she is driven into the arms of her accountant; and, in the title story, the Bluebeard legend is retold as an ironic tale of marital deception. Stark and scathing at times, humorous and compassionate at others, "Bluebeard"'"s Egg" confirms once again Atwood's reputation as the pre-eminent chronicler of our times.
From the Publisher:
"A champion of Canadian literature...A startlingly original voice."
--Washington Post Book World
"Atwood appears to challenge both her readers and the outside limits of her own talent...Writing at top form, writing with total control of her material, with sureness, with touches of brilliance...Bluebeard's Egg is a book to be read and re-read, to be talked about and savored."
--London (Ontario) Free Press
"Margaret Atwood conceals the kick of a perfum bottle converted into a Molotov cocktail."
"Atwood's prose in Bluebeard's Egg is powerful, elegant and mellifluous to an extraordinary degree."
--Quill and Quire
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