Margaret Atwood Presents: Stories by Canada's Best New Women Writers

Margaret Atwood Presents: Stories by Canada's Best New Women Writers

by Margaret Atwood, Annabel Lyon, Caroline Adderson, Nancy Lee
     
 

Seven stories by seven up-and-coming Canadian women writers, handpicked by Canada's leading lady of fiction and read by noted women actors — this is the idea behind a compelling audio compilation of the best new short fiction.

Margaret Atwood Presents features stories by Annabel Lyon, Caroline Adderson, Nancy Lee, Elise Levine, Lisa Moore, Kristi

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Seven stories by seven up-and-coming Canadian women writers, handpicked by Canada's leading lady of fiction and read by noted women actors — this is the idea behind a compelling audio compilation of the best new short fiction.

Margaret Atwood Presents features stories by Annabel Lyon, Caroline Adderson, Nancy Lee, Elise Levine, Lisa Moore, Kristi-Ly Green, and Sheila Heti. Brilliant, daring, funny, and frequently, these writers pull no punches when it comes to depicting society as they see it. In "Sally In Parts," Nancy Lee from Vancouver explores a young woman's unusual relationship with her body. In "Cancer," Toronto writer Kristi-Ly Green describes a primary-school class's ambivalent responses towards a poor little rich girl. Lisa Moore of St. John's, Newfoundland, brings a haunting, sensuous intensity to a tale of love in "Haloes," while Toronto's Sheila Heti upends traditional forms in the sharp urban parable, "The Princess and the Plumber."

Vividly brought to life through the voices of Liisa Repo-Martell, Mag Ruffman, Chapelle Jaffe, Genevieve Steele, Sandra Oh, Juno Mills-Cockell, and Mary Lewis, these stories herald an exciting new generation of Canadian women writers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780864923882
Publisher:
Goose Lane Editions
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
First edition
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.44(d)

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"Sharp-edged new writers in the takeoff phase of their careers." — Margaret Atwood

Meet the Author

Margaret Atwood is the internationally renowned author of such novels as Oryx and Crake, Alias Grace, and The Edible Woman. She is a novelist and a poet, and has also authored short story collections, critical studies, screenplays, radio scripts, and books.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth:
November 18, 1939
Place of Birth:
Ottawa, Ontario
Education:
B.A., University of Toronto, 1961; M.A. Radcliffe, 1962; Ph.D., Harvard University, 1967
Website:
http://www.owtoad.com

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