Lady Oracle

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9780380017997: Lady Oracle

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."
--Newsweek

"A rich, subtle, deep, delicate, nourishing book. It's all joy, but it stays with you. She has things to tell us."
--Philadelphia Inquirer

"A really gifted writer...alternately satirical and lyrical."
--Time

"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."
--Joan Didion

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“A wonderfully unpretentious comic romp. A fine novel: inventive, funny, and a pleasure to read.”
–Mordecai Richler

“Read it for its gracefulness, for its good story, for its help in your fantasy life.”
Globe and Mail

“Brilliant and funny, I can’t tell you how exhilarating it was to read it – everything works. An extraordinary book.”
–Joan Didion

“A haunting and humorous work.”
Toronto Star

“A striking work.”
Time

“Hilarious, touching, full of wonderfully skewered insights, and very much faster than a speeding bullet.”
Cosmopolitan

“Nervy, mordant, funny and brilliant.”
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“Immensely enjoyable.”
San Francisco Examiner

“Funny, poignant and briskly energetic.”
Newsweek

“A very funny novel, lightly told with wry detachment and considerable art.”
Washington Post Book World

“A rich, subtle, deep, delicate, nourishing book. It’s all joy, but it stays with you. She has things to tell us.”
Philadelphia Enquirer

“Marvellously funny.”
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