Synopses & Reviews
--The New York Times
"Atwood's writing is assured, her focus clear and her humor ample."
"Atwood's voice, honed after years of writing such books as Lady Oracle and The Handmaid's Tale, is sharper than ever, but still funny...it whispers that the wilderness is right here, right now."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"Each of the stories in Wilderness Tips is a gem, a glittering piece to which one is drawn again and again. To read them is to enter a startling world: strange and too close for comfort."
In these eleven richly layered and disturbing tales, Booker Prize-winning Margaret Atwood author deftly illuminates the single moments that can shape entire lives. In a few brief pages we watch as characters progress from the vulnerabilities of adolescence through the passions of youth into the precarious complexities of middle age.By superimposing the past on the present, Margaret Atwood paints interior landscapes shaped by time, regret, and life's lost chances, endowing even the banal with a sense of mystery.Poignant at times and scathingly witty at others, the stories inWilderness Tip stake us into the strange and secret places of the heart and inform the familiar world in which we live with truths that cut to the bone."
Some writers have moments when they change the way we look at ourselves and the world, but Margaret Atwood has them all the time. In this new work, she tells tales that take the reader to familiar, strange, and secret places of the imagination, with widely ranging settings for thefying stories.