- STAFF PICKS
- GIFTS + GIFT CARDS
- SELL BOOKS
- FIND A STORE
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
The Edible Womanby Margaret Atwood
Special Powells.com Offer!
In 1968, twenty-something Margaret Atwood married her first husband; in 1969 her first novel, The Edible Woman, was published. Not only is this a remarkable read in its own right, but it's my "first works" pick because of the incredible insight I felt it gave me about this important author's life. Readers could be disappointed if expecting another The Handmaid's Tale (for that, try Oryx and Crake) but anyone wishing to broaden their understanding of this writer will be rewarded.
Synopses & Reviews
Ever since her engagement, the strangest thing has been happening to Marian McAlpin: she can't eat. First meat. Then eggs, vegetables, cake, pumpkin seeds — everything! Worse yet, she has the crazy feeling that she's being eaten. Marian ought to feel consumed with passion, but she really just feels... consumed. A brilliant and powerful work rich in irony and metaphor, The Edible Woman is an unforgettable masterpiece by a true master of contemporary literary fiction.
About the Author
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than twenty-five books, including fiction, poetry, and essays. Her most recent works include the bestselling novels Alias Grace and The Robber Bride and the collections Wilderness Tips and Good Bones and Simple Murders. She lives in Toronto.
What Our Readers Are Saying
Other books you might like
Featured Titles » Literature
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Featured Titles » Margaret Atwood Sale