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:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.41(d)|
About the Author
Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, her novels include Cat’s Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood; and her most recent, MaddAddam. She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award, and lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It wats for its next vicctim
The Tent by Margaret Atwood, which helps to fulfill my Project Atwood requirement. The Tent is a short book filled with super short stories (2 pages usually, sometimes less). I have to say I have mixed feelings on these. The book is split up into 3 sections, and I enjoyed the second section the best. The first section I just didn't understand. But I did enjoy some of the satirical quotes from the stories. Here are some of my favorites: "No more photos. Surely there are enough. No more shadows of myself thrown by light onto pieces of paper, onto squares of plastic." - p. 25 "You're not my real parents, every child has thought. I'm not your real child. But with orphans, it's true. What freedom, to thumb your nose authentically!" - p. 29 "What are we do to? The child sex trade is not for us: our children are unattractive and rude, and - due to the knowledge of our history - have a bad habit of mugging prospective customers and shoving them over cliffs." - p. 60 The Tent is super short and a very quick read, so if you're a huge Atwood fan, check it out. Some of the stories were great, some were bizarre.