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The Tent
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2006,
    176 pages.

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The mini-fictions and micro-dramas in this collection from the inimitable Margaret Atwood will amuse, enchant, and enlighten readers. The Tent contains a broad range of topics and an amazing variety of literary forms--from parodies to playlets, from monologues and meditations to mock epics.... Chilling and witty, prescient and personal, delectable and tart, this is vintage Atwood. Enhanced by the author's delightful drawings, it is perfect for Valentine's Day, and any other occasion that demands a special, out-of-the-ordinary gift.

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'In this odd set of terse, mostly prose ripostes, Atwood takes stock of life and career - "this graphomania in a flimsy cave" - and finds both come up short.' - PW.
'Pithy and stinging, a master of deadpan humor and pinpoint satire, Atwood has made the brief monologue her own.' - Booklist.

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Margaret Atwood Author Biography

Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa, and grew up in northern Ontario and Quebec, and in Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College.

Atwood is the author of more than forty volumes of poetry, children's literature, fiction, and non-fiction, but is best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1969), The Handmaid's Tale (1985), The Robber Bride (1994), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. Her newest novel, MaddAddam (2013), is the final volume in a three-book series that began with the Man-Booker prize-nominated Oryx and Crake (2003) and continued with The Year of the Flood (2009). The Tent (mini-...

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