Dancing Girls and Other Stories

Dancing Girls and Other Stories

by Margaret Atwood
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Dancing Girls and Other Stories by Margaret Atwood

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

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, still remain separate in different rooms, different houses, or even different worlds.  With brilliant flashes of fantasy, humor, and unexpected violence, the stories reveal the complexities of human relationships and bring to life characters who touch us deeply, evoking terror and laughter, compassion and recognition--and dramatically demonstrate why Margaret Atwood is one of the most important writers in English today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385491099
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/1998
Edition description: 1 ANCHOR
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 533,939
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Margaret Atwood is the author of over twenty-five books, including fiction, poetry, and essays.  Among her most recent works are the bestselling novels Alias Grace and The Robber Bride and the collections Wilderness Tips and Good Bones and Simple Murders.  She lives in Toronto.

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

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Dancing Girls and Other Stories 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
RebeccaScaglione More than 1 year ago
When I picked it up, I had no idea that Dancing Girls by Margaret Atwood was a book of short stories. I'm usually not a short story fan overall, but was excited to read Atwood's take, since I'm a big fan of her. I'm still working on my Margaret Atwood Challenge, reading one of her novels per month, basically in order of publication, so this is my December book. While a few of the stories in Dancing Girls had endings that left me stumped, I still enjoyed reading them. But for the most part, they kept me very entertained. For instance, The War in the Bathroom was told over the course of a week, where a woman feels like her living space is being invaded daily by an elderly man whose bathroom habits can be clearly heard from her room. Then in The Man from Mars, a strange little foreign man begins to stalk Christine. . . Rape Fantasies has a dark name, but is a witty story about one woman's ridiculous rape fantasies that somehow turn into love. Atwood's Dancing Girls has a common theme of obsession with a hint of crazy that touches almost every story in the collection. And of course, you know I'm loving the obsessive/crazy theme with my psychological thriller kick! If you enjoy Margaret Atwood or enjoy reading short stories, these are some great ones to get into! Speaking of obsession, what is something you are a little obsessed with? Thanks for reading, Rebecca @ Love at First Book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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