The Tent

The Tent

eBook - 2007
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale

A delightful mélange of short fiction, here the Booker Prize-winning author pushes against form once again, with meditations on warlords, pet heaven, and aging homemakers. In these pieces, Margaret Atwood gives a sly pep talk to the ambitious young; writes about the disconcerting experience of looking at old photos of ourselves; and examines the boons and banes of orphanhood. Accompanied by her own playful illustrations, Atwood's droll humor and keen insight make each piece full of clarity and grace. Prescient and personal, delectable and tart, The Tent reflects one of our wittiest authors at her best.

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2007
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
ISBN: 9780307386946
Characteristics: xi, 159 p. ; 20 cm
Call Number: eBook


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Apr 22, 2016

This was just a middling collection for me. The stories didn't seem to have the same bite as others I've read. I was quite partial to TAKE CHARGE for the plethora of made up words and BRING BACK MOM for it's nostalgic but feminist views.

Jun 04, 2015

This collection of mini-short stories did not appeal to me at all. I managed to read about a third of the collection then I gave up! They were disappointing. They weren't up to Margaret Atwood's usual quality!


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