Margaret Atwood

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Dancing Girls

book | Fiction | 1977
UK → Cape
Canada → McClelland & Stewart Inc

Dancing Girls is Margaret Atwood’s highly praised first collection of short fiction. In it she explores the dark intricacies of the mind, the complexities of human relationships, and the clashes between cultures.

In the stories, the mundane and the bizarre intersect in unexpected ways: ex-wives indulge in an odd feast at a psychiatrist’s funeral; a young student is pursued by an obsessed immigrant; an old woman stores up supplies against an impending cataclysm.

The fourteen stories range in setting from Canada to England, from Mexico to the United States, and portray characters who touch us and arouse in us compassion and understanding. In this astonishing collection, Margaret Atwood maps human motivation we scarcely know we have.

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A stunning collection
The New York Times Book Review

Margaret Atwood’s stories are fierce parables about the horror of city life and the power politics of relationships.…A remarkable collection Victoria Glendinning
The Sunday Times

Deft, sardonic: quintessential Atwood
Toronto Globe and Mail

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