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Atwood, Margaret

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ISBN 10: 0671214500 / ISBN 13: 9780671214500
Published by Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1972
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Blue cloth binding, blue boards & endpapers, gilt white/brown titles. Stated first printing. Book very good with soil to top edge, some discoloration to cloth at spine. DJ rubbed, minor soil, creased at bottom of front flap. 224 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 6258

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Title: Surfacing

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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Violence traps a young woman who has returned to the northern wilderness of Quebec to search for her father.

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“One of the most important novels of the twentieth century…utterly remarkable.”
New York Times Book Review

“Atwood probes emotions with X-ray precision. All in all, it’s an exhilarating performance.”
Globe and Mail

“A brilliant tour-de-force.”
Winnipeg Free Press

“Atwood’s powers of observation are disconcertingly acute, combining an ear for the vernacular with an eye for the jugular.”

“The depth and complexity of Atwood’s critique of contemporary society are stunning.”

“It is excellent in so many ways that one cannot begin to do justice to it in a review. It has to be read and experienced.”
–Margaret Laurence, Quarry

“Margaret Atwood is one of the most intelligent and talented writers to set herself the task of deciphering life in the late twentieth century.”

“In this disturbing book, Margaret Atwood has written a fascinating, sometimes frightening novel about our Canadian landscape, about our paranoia, about what we are and what we are becoming.…Astonishing.”
Edmonton Journal

Surfacing is likely the best piece of fiction produced by Atwood’s generation in North America or anywhere.”
Canadian Forum

“[Atwood is] a superb storyteller who brings intelligence and wit to bear in a compelling personal vision.”
Toronto Star

“It is quite simply superb.…She writes with the ease of total acceptance, from right inside the culture, authenticating our experience, holding up a mirror so that the image we get back is not distorted by satire or made unreal by proselytizing…but real.”

“The sophistication of its telling, the power of observation and imagination make the book remarkable.…It’s a masterful encounter with the way we live now.”
Kingston Whig-Standard

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