Joan Foster is the bored wife of a myopic ban-the-bomber. She takes off overnight as Canada's new superpoet, pens lurid gothics on the sly, attracts a blackmailing reporter, skids cheerfully in and out of menacing plots, hair-raising traps, and passionate trysts, and lands dead and well in Terremoto, Italy. In this remarkable, poetic, and magical novel, Margaret Atwood proves yet again why she is considered to be one of the most important and accomplished writers of our time.
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"Funny, poignant, and briskly energetic."
"A rich, subtle, deep, delicate, nourishing book. It's all joy, but it stays with you. She has things to tell us."
"A really gifted writer...alternately satirical and lyrical."
"A very funny novel, lightly told with wry detachment and considerable art."
--Washington Post Book World
"Brilliant and funny. I can't tell you how exhilarating it was to read it --everything works. An extraordinary book."
Margaret Atwood is the author of over twenty-five books, including fiction, poetry, and essays. Among her most recent works are the bestselling novels The Robber Bride and Alias Grace, winner of the 1996 Giller Prize. She lives in Toronto.
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004707484
Book Description Andre Deutsch Ltd, 1977. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. No dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 5251720
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Book Description Andre Deutsch, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition book with dust jacket. DJ is clean with tone dirty marks to flaps. Book has clean contents with a few tone spots to page ends. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9991404146
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Book Description Andre Deutsch, London, 1977. Cloth Bound. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First UK Edition. Atwood's third novel, about male/female roles in society, discussed using a woman who has published a book about man/woman roles in society. Previous owners name on FEP,yellowing around the page edges, chipped corners, not price clipped (&4.95). Bookseller Inventory # 03008
Book Description London; Andre Deutsch;, 1977. First edition, first printing. Fine in fine dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 19898
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Book Description ANDRE DEUTSCH, LONDON, 1977. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First UK EDITION. First printing. Hard cover with illustrated dust jacket. Slight wear on DJ edges. Not price clipped. Beige boards. Lightly tanned pages. Slight stress on interior binding between previous titles page and the title page of the book. Clean, tight pages. Strong binding. No inscriptions. Bookseller Inventory # 008784