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The Edible Woman - by Margaret Atwood (Paperback)

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The novel that put the bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments on the literary map. The Booker Prize winner's first novel is both a scathingly funny satire of consumerism and a heady exploration of emotional cannibalism.

Marian McAlpin is an "abnormally normal" young woman, according to her friends. A recent university graduate, she crafts consumer surveys for a market research firm, maintains an uneasy truce between her flighty roommate and their prudish landlady, and goes to parties with her solidly dependable boyfriend, Peter. But after Peter proposes marriage, things take a strange turn. Suddenly empathizing with the steak in a restaurant, Marian finds she is unable to eat meat. As the days go by, her feeling of solidarity extends to other categories of food, until there is almost nothing left that she can bring herself to consume. Those around her fail to notice Marian's growing alienation--until it culminates in an act of resistance that is as startling as it is imaginative. Marked by blazingly surreal humor and a colorful cast of eccentric characters, The Edible Woman is a groundbreaking work of fiction.



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"Disconcerting, faintly ominous, and moving with the greatest of ease from the expected to the unexpected. . . . Waywardly funny. . . . A distinct pleasure to read." --Kirkus Reviews

"Atwood has the magic of turning the particular and the parochial into the universal." --The Times (London)

"Chock-full of startling images, superbly and classically crafted. . . . Kept me in stitches half the time." --Saturday Night



About the Author



Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her novels include Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, and the MaddAddam trilogy. Her 1985 classic, The Handmaid's Tale, was followed in 2019 by a sequel, The Testaments, which was a global number one bestseller and won the Booker Prize. In 2020 she published Dearly, her first collection of poetry for a decade.

Atwood has won numerous awards including the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society, the Franz Kafka Prize, the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. In 2019 she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature. She has also worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, librettist, playwright and puppeteer. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: .55 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Publisher: Anchor Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Margaret Atwood
Language: English
Street Date: March 16, 1998
TCIN: 11404878
UPC: 9780385491068
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-2658
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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