Moral Disorder

Author(s): Margaret Atwood

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"Margaret Atwood has long been praised for the wit, sympathy and intelligence she brings to her depictions of ordinary people struggling with life's complexities. In Moral Disorder, she again draws on common experiences - the birth of a baby, divorce and remarriage, old age and death - to dramatic, often humorous, and telling effect.At twelve, the narrator of The Art of Cooking and Serving does her best to accommodate the arrival of a baby sister. As the years pass, however, the satisfaction of helping her distracted mother gives way to a longing for the 'seductive and tawdry and frightening pleasures' of being a teenager, and in a moment both painful and exhilarating, she boldly declares her independence. The Entities traces the intertwined stories of two women haunted by the past. The women's unlikely friendship becomes a catalyst for each, forcing them to acknowledge the demons behind their cheerful, even-tempered facades. In The Bad News, an aging, long-married woman busies herself with routines and familiar conversations, but as small things go wrong, larger questions about the future become harder to keep at bay.Atwood once again creates characters and situations that perfectly reflect the difficulties of reconciling social obligations and the secret longings of the heart."

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'Margaret Atwood deserves an adjective - Atwoodian - in recognition of her virtuoso wit and unmistakeable style.' Chicago Tribune 'Everything she forms in words has substance and weight.' Daily Telegraph 'Margaret Atwood is one of the most brilliant and unpredictable novelists alive.' Literary Review

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. In addition to the classic The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy, and The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize. Her most recent novel, Oryx and Crake, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2003. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

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  • : 9780747581628SECA
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : September 2006
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Margaret Atwood
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 813.54
  • : very good
  • : 272