Good Bones and Simple Murders

ISBN-10: 0385471106

ISBN-13: 9780385471107

Edition: N/A

Authors: Margaret Atwood

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In this collection of short works that defy easy  categorization, Margaret Atwood displays, in  condensed and crystallized form, the trademark wit and  viruosity of her best-selling novels, brilliant  stories, and insightful poetry. Among the jewels  gathered here are Gertrude offering Hamlet a piece  of her mind, the real truth about the Little Red  Hen, a reincarnated bat explaining how Bram Stoker  got Dracula all wrong, and the  five methods of making a man (such as the  "Traditional Method": "Take some dust off  the ground. Form. Breathe into the nostrils the  breath of life. Simple, but effective!")  There are parables, monologues, prose poems, condensed  science fiction, reconfigured fairy tales, and  other miniature masterpieces--punctuated with  charming illustrations by the author. A must for her  fans, and a wonderful gift for all who savor the art  of exquisite prose, Good Bones And Simple  Murders marks the first time these  writings have been available in a trade edition in the  United States.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/6/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Born November 18, 1939, in Ottawa, Canada, Margaret Atwood spent her early years in the northern Quebec wilderness. Settling in Toronto in 1946, she continued to spend summers in the northern woods. This experience provided much of the thematic material for her verse. She began her writing career as a poet, short story writer, cartoonist, and reviewer for her high school paper. She received a B.A. from Victoria College, University of Toronto in 1961 and an M.A. from Radcliff College in 1962. Atwood's first book of verse, Double Persephone, was published in 1961 and was awarded the E. J. Pratt Medal. She has published numerous books of poetry, novels, story collections, critical work, juvenile work, and radio and teleplays. Her works include The Journals of Susanna Moodie (1970), Power Politics (1971), Cat's Eye (1986), The Robber Bride (1993), Morning in the Buried House (1995), and Alias Grace (1996). Many of her works focus on women's issues. Atwood is also the author of the MaddAdam trilogy which includes Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, MaddAdam. She has won numerous awards for her poetry and fiction including the Prince of Asturias award for Literature, the Booker Prize, the Governor General's Award in 1966 for The Circle Game and in 1986 for The Handmaid's Tale, which also won the very first Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1987.

Murder in the Dark
Bad News
Unpopular Gals
The Little Red Hen Tells All
Gertrude Talks Back
There Was Once
Women's Novels
The Boys' Own Annual, 1911
Stump Hunting
Making a Man
Men at Sea
Simmering
Happy Endings
Let Us Now Praise Stupid Women
The Victory Burlesk
She
The Female Body
Cold-Blooded
Liking Men
In Love with Raymond Chandler
Simple Murders
Iconography
Alien Territory
My Life as a Bat
Hardball
Bread
Poppies: Three Variations
Homelanding
The Page
An Angel
Third Handed
Death Scenes
We Want It All
Dance of the Lepers
Good Bones
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