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The Edible Woman - Margaret Atwood

Paperback Published: 10th January 1996
ISBN: 9780860681298
Number Of Pages: 368

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Funny, sharp, witty, clever - The Times.

Marian is determined to be ordinary. She lays her head gently on the shoulder of her serious fiancee and quietly awaits marriage. But she didn t count on an inner rebellion that would rock her stable routine, and her digestion. Marriage a la mode, Marian discovers, is something she literally can t stomach...

The Edible Woman is a funny, engaging novel about emotional cannibalism, men and women, and desire to be consumed.

Margaret Atwood not only has a sense of humour, she has wit and style in abundance ... a joy to read Good Housekeeping
Written with a brilliant angry energy Observer
A witty, elegant, generous and patient writer Punch

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.

Industry Reviews

Margaret Atwood is genuinely funny and makes her point engagingly - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH MAGAZINE

The novel offers some ironic reflections on marriage, guilt and the relationship between the sexes - classic Atwood territory - GUARDIAN

A subtle and penetrating observer of relationships between men and women - SUNDAY TIMES

Margaret Atwood not only has a sense of humour, she has wit and style in abundance...a real joy to read - GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

ISBN: 9780860681298
ISBN-10: 0860681297
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 10th January 1996
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.6  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

Margaret Atwood

About the Author


Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College.

Throughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees. She is the author of more than thirty-five volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1970), The Handmaid's Tale (1983), The Robber Bride (1994), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. Atwood's dystopic novel, Oryx and Crake, was published in 2003. The Tent (mini-fictions) and Moral Disorder (short stories) both appeared in 2006. Her most recent volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007. Her non-fiction book, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth ­ in the Massey series, appeared in 2008, and her most recent novel, The Year of the Flood, in the autumn of 2009. Ms. Atwood's work has been published in more than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian. In 2004 she co-invented the Long Pen TM.

Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.

Associations: Margaret Atwood was President of the Writers' Union of Canada from May 1981 to May 1982, and was President of International P.E.N., Canadian Centre (English Speaking) from 1984-1986. She and Graeme Gibson are the Joint Honourary Presidents of the Rare Bird Society within BirdLife International. Ms. Atwood is also a current Vice-President of PEN International.

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