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Author: Margaret Atwood

ISBN: 9780860680642
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 29 March 1979
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1 x 2.9
Atwood's second novel, hailed by the New York Times as 'one of the most important novels of the twentieth century'.An exceptional novel from the winner of the 2000 Booker Prize

A young woman returns to northern Quebec to the remote island of her childhood, with her lover and two friends, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father. Flooded with memories, she begins to realise that going home means entering not only another place but another time. As the wild island exerts its elemental hold and she is submerged in the language of the wilderness, she sees that what she is really looking for is her own past.

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.

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