Margaret Atwood

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Bluebeard's Egg

book | 4 | 1983
UK → Andre Deutsch
A man finds himself surrounded by women who are becoming paler, more silent and literally smaller; a woman's intimate life is strangely dominated by the fear of nuclear warfare; a melancholy teenage love is swept away by a hurricane, while a tired, middle-aged affection is rekindled by the spectacle of rare Jamaican birds...

In these exceptional short stories, by turns funny and searingly honest, Margaret Atwood captures brilliantly the complex forces that govern our relationships, and the powerful emotions that guide them.
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Reviews

This excellent book of short stories by one of Canada's best-known authors glitters with vivid characterizations and examples of finely crafted story telling.
Library Journal
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Margaret Atwood renders visual, aural, and tactile events in such crisp, surprising language that her images crackle off the page
Washington Post

Her stories are sophisticated, reticent, ornate, stark, supple, stiff, savage or forgiving; they are exactly what she wants them to be. They are stories from the prime of life
The Times Literary Supplement

An outstanding correspondent on the war between the sexes writes as wittily as ever on the hopes and shortcomings of women who bake for poets, sleep with their accountants, attribute their preference for awful men to fearlessness, and don't know how much they scare their own mothers
The Observer

This collection of short stories shows her genius with all its sparkle and humour.
Cosmopolitan

An acute and poetic observer of the eternal, universal, rum relationships between men and women
The Times

A book to be read and re-read, to be talked about and savored
London Free Press

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