A superb collection from one of our best-loved writers, these interrelated stories brilliantly capture the myriad uncertainties, ambiguities and epiphanies of real life.
A moving book of fiction which could be seen as a collection of eleven stories that is almost a novel...or a novel broken up into eleven interrelated stories. It resembles a photograph album - a series of clearly observed moments that trace the course of a life, and also of the other lives intertwined with it - those of parents, of siblings, of children, of friends, of enemies, of teachers and even of animals. As in a photograph album, times change, and every decade is here, from the 1930s through the 50s, 60s and 70s to the present day. The stories follow the central character through large cities, suburbs, farms and northern forests, and through the cycle of childhood and adolescence into adulthood.
By turns funny, lyrical, incisive, tragic, earthy, shocking, and deeply personal, Moral Disorder displays Atwood's celebrated storytelling gifts and unmistakable style to their best advantage.
About the Author
Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa in 1939. She is Canada's most eminent novelist and poet is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. The Handmaid's Tale, Cat's Eye and Alias Grace have all been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and she has won many literary prizes in other countries. Her work has been translated into thirty-three languages. Her latest novel, The Blind Assassin won the 2000 Booker Prize.
A model of distillation, precision, clarity and detail ... Atwood writes with compassion and intensity not only about her characters but also about the 20th century itself INDEPENDENT Ingenious and perceptive... deserves to become a quiet classic SPECTATOR An emotional journey through loneliness, love, loss and old age... This snapshot collection is a study of memory, to be cherished THE TIMES Vivid, crispy focused, full of depth and beguiling detail SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st November 2007
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.3 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1