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Margaret Atwood's latest brilliant collection of short stories follows the life of a single character, seen as a girl growing up the 1930s, a young woman in the 50s and 60s, and, in the present day, half of a couple, no longer young, reflecting on the new state of the world. Each story focuses on the ways relationships transform a character's life: a woman's complex love for a married man, the grief upon the death of parents and the joy with the birth of children, the realization of what growing old with someone you love really means. By turns funny, lyrical, incisive, earthy, shocking, and deeply personal, Moral Disorder displays Atwood's celebrated storytelling gifts and unmistakable style to their best advantage.

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"Sharply focused, intensely personal....Moral Disorder is domestic realism at its most convincing....These are poignant stories crammed with richly nostalgic detail, rueful, wise, elegiac." Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Review of Books

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"Elegant....In Moral Disorder, Atwood travels deep into the expanse of memories and language built up over her writing lifetime and offers a handful of gems to illuminate our times." The Los Angeles Times Book Review

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"Searingly intelligent....[These are] beguiling narratives that Atwood unspools with signature grace and incisiveness." Elle

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"[A]lternatively humorous and heart-wrenching, occasionally sardonic and always brutally honest in the depiction of our often contorted relationships with one another, with nature, and with ourselves." Library Journal

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In these ten interrelated stories, Atwood traces the course of a life and also the lives intertwined with it. By turns funny, tragic, earthy, and deeply personal, "Moral Disorder" displays Atwoods celebrated storytelling gifts and unmistakable style to their best advantage.

About the Author

Margaret Atwood's internationally bestselling fiction includes The Handmaid's Tale, Wilderness Tips, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake, The Penelopiad, and, most recently, The Tent. She has received numerous honours, including the Booker Prize, The Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award, the Premio Mondello in Italy, and Le Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France. She lives in Toronto.

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Krista Smith-Moroziuk, April 27, 2008 (view all comments by Krista Smith-Moroziuk)
Margaret Atwood writes with a brutal honesty. This intellegent book is hard to put down.
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ISBN:
9780385721646
Author:
Atwood, Margaret
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.96x5.28x.72 in. .52 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Anchor Books - English 9780385721646 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Sharply focused, intensely personal....Moral Disorder is domestic realism at its most convincing....These are poignant stories crammed with richly nostalgic detail, rueful, wise, elegiac."
"Review" by , "Elegant....In Moral Disorder, Atwood travels deep into the expanse of memories and language built up over her writing lifetime and offers a handful of gems to illuminate our times."
"Review" by , "Searingly intelligent....[These are] beguiling narratives that Atwood unspools with signature grace and incisiveness."
"Review" by , "[A]lternatively humorous and heart-wrenching, occasionally sardonic and always brutally honest in the depiction of our often contorted relationships with one another, with nature, and with ourselves."
"Synopsis" by , In these ten interrelated stories, Atwood traces the course of a life and also the lives intertwined with it. By turns funny, tragic, earthy, and deeply personal, "Moral Disorder" displays Atwoods celebrated storytelling gifts and unmistakable style to their best advantage.
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