And in the title story, a woman who has killed four husbands discovers an opportunity to exact vengeance on the first man who ever wronged her. By turns thrilling, and thought-provoking, funny, Stone Mattress affirms Atwood as our greatest creator of worlds—and as an incisive chronicler of our darkest impulses.
Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales #ad - Alphinland, ” the first of three loosely linked tales, introduces us to a fantasy writer who is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband.
The Heart Goes Last: A NovelAnchor #ad - On alternating months, residents of Consilience must leave their homes and function as inmates in the Positron prison system. Margaret atwood puts the human heart to the ultimate test in an utterly brilliant new novel that is as visionary as The Handmaid's Tale and as richly imagined as The Blind Assassin.
Stan and charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. With each passing day, Positron looks less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled.
The Heart Goes Last: A Novel #ad - They desperately need to turn their situation around—and fast. No one is unemployed and everyone gets a comfortable, clean house to live in. Once their month of service in the prison is completed, they can return to their "civilian" homes. At first, this doesn't seem like too much of a sacrifice to make in order to have a roof over one's head and food to eat.
For six months out of the year. The positron project in the town of Consilience seems to be the answer to their prayers.
The Robber BrideAnchor #ad - A brilliantly inventive fabulist, sympathy, wielding intimacy as a weapon and cheating them of money, time, Zenia had a talent for exploiting her friends’ weaknesses, and men. Roz, and tony—university classmates decades ago—were reunited at Zenia’s funeral and have met monthly for lunch ever since, Charis, obsessively retracing the destructive swath she once cut through their lives.
From the #1 new york times bestselling author of The Handmaid's TaleOne of Margaret Atwood’s most unforgettable characters lurks at the center of this intricate novel like a spider in a web. The glamorous, irresistible, unscrupulous Zenia is nothing less than a fairy-tale villain in the memories of her former friends.
The Robber Bride #ad - . But one day, five years after her funeral, they are shocked to catch sight of Zenia: even her death appears to have been yet another fiction. As the three women plot to confront their larger-than-life nemesis, Atwood proves herself a gleefully acute observer of the treacherous shoals of friendship, trust, desire, and power.
Life Before ManSimon & Schuster #ad - Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality, her suppressed rage, is married to the wrong man. She has just lost her latest lover to suicide. Hanging over them all is the ghost of Elizabeth's dead lover. And the dizzying threat of three lives careening inevitably toward the same climax. Nate, her gentle, indecisive husband, is planning to leave her for Lesje, a perennial innocent who prefers dinosaurs to men.
From the author of the new york times bestselling novels The Handmaid’s Tale—now an Emmy Award-winning Hulu original series—and Alias Grace, now a Netflix original series. Imprisoned by walls of their own construction, each in midlife, in midcrisis, here are three people, forced to make choices--after the rules have changed.
Moral Disorder and Other StoriesAnchor #ad - In a series of vividly evoked settings that span cities, a married lover, vulnerable farm animals, backwoods, mystifying stepchildren, we see this woman contending over time with an unstable sister, and farm country, aging parents, and her own changing self. By turns funny, earthy, and deeply personal, shocking, lyrical, Moral Disorder displays Margaret Atwood’s celebrated storytelling gifts and unmistakable style to their best advantage.
From the #1 new york times bestselling author of the handmaid's talethis brilliant collection of connected short stories strings together several decades of moments in the life of one woman—as an ambitious girl in the 1930s, as a young professional coming of age in the uncertain ‘50s and ‘60s, and as half of a couple growing old together.
The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's TaleNan A. Talese #ad - At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. With the testaments, as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, Margaret Atwood opens up the innermost workings of Gilead, and how far she will go for what she believes. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order.
1 new york times bestsellerwinner of the booker prizethe testaments is a modern masterpiece, a powerful novel that can be read on its own or as a companion to Margaret Atwood’s classic, The Handmaid’s Tale. More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within.
The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale #ad - The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third: Aunt Lydia. Her complex past and uncertain future unfold in surprising and pivotal ways.
Good Bones and Simple MurdersNan A. Talese #ad - Breathe into the nostrils the breath of life. Simple, but effective!" there are parables, monologues, reconfigured fairy tales, prose poems, condensed science fiction, and other miniature masterpieces--punctuated with charming illustrations by the author. Form. In this collection of short works that defy easy categorization, in condensed and crystallized form, Margaret Atwood displays, the trademark wit and viruosity of her best-selling novels, brilliant stories, and insightful poetry.
Among the jewels gathered here are gertrude offering hamlet a piece of her mind, the real truth about the Little Red Hen, a reincarnated bat explaining how Bram Stoker got Dracula all wrong, and the five methods of making a man such as the "Traditional Method": "Take some dust off the ground.
Good Bones and Simple Murders #ad - A must for her fans, and a wonderful gift for all who savor the art of exquisite prose, Good Bones And Simple Murders marks the first time these writings have been available in a trade edition in the United States.
Lady OracleSimon & Schuster #ad - From the author of the new york times bestselling novels The Handmaid’s Tale—now an Emmy Award-winning Hulu original series—and Alias Grace, now a Netflix original series. Joan foster is the bored wife of a myopic ban-the-bomber. In this remarkable, and magical novel, poetic, Margaret Atwood proves yet again why she is considered to be one of the most important and accomplished writers of our time.
. She takes off overnight as canada's new superpoet, skids cheerfully in and out of menacing plots, and passionate trysts, hair-raising traps, and lands dead and well in Terremoto, attracts a blackmailing reporter, pens lurid gothics on the sly, Italy.
SurfacingSimon & Schuster #ad - From the author of the new york times bestselling novels The Handmaid’s Tale—now an Emmy Award-winning Hulu original series—and Alias Grace, now a Netflix original series. Part detective novel, part psychological thriller, Surfacing is the story of a talented woman artist who goes in search of her missing father on a remote island in northern Quebec.
Here is a rich mine of ideas from an extraordinary writer about contemporary life and nature, families and marriage, and about women fragmented. And becoming whole. Surfacing is a work permeated with an aura of suspense, and written in brilliant, complex with layered meanings, diamond-sharp prose. Setting out with her lover and another young couple, where a marriage begins to fall apart, violence and death lurk just beneath the surface, she soon finds herself captivated by the isolated setting, and sex becomes a catalyst for conflict and dangerous choices.
Dancing GirlsSimon & Schuster #ad - From the author of the new york times bestselling novels The Handmaid’s Tale—now an Emmy Award-winning Hulu original series—and Alias Grace, now a Netflix original series. This splendid volume of short fiction testifies to Margaret Atwood's startlingly original voice, full of a rare intensity and exceptional intelligence.
Her men and women still miscommunicate, different houses, still remain separate in different rooms, or even different worlds. With brilliant flashes of fantasy, and unexpected violence, the stories reveal the complexities of human relationships and bring to life characters who touch us deeply, humor, evoking terror and laughter, compassion and recognition--and dramatically demonstrate why Margaret Atwood is one of the most important writers in English today.
The Blind Assassin: A NovelAnchor #ad - From the #1 new york times bestselling author of the handmaid's talewinner of THE BOOKER PRIZEIn The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood weaves together strands of gothic suspense, romance, and science fiction into one utterly spellbinding narrative. The novel begins with the mysterious death—a possible suicide—of a young woman named Laura Chase in 1945.
Intertwined with iris’s account are chapters from the scandalous novel that made Laura famous, in which two illicit lovers amuse each other by spinning a tale of a blind killer on a distant planet. These richly layered stories-within-stories gradually illuminate the secrets that have long haunted the Chase family, coming together in a brilliant and astonishing final twist.
The Blind Assassin: A Novel #ad - Decades later, and of the dramatic deaths that have punctuated their wealthy, Laura’s sister Iris recounts her memories of their childhood, eccentric family’s history.