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Good bones and simple murders

1st ed.

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Published by Nan A. Talese, Doubleday in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

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.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
818/.5409
Library of Congress
PR9199.3.A8 G67 1994

The Physical Object

Pagination
vii, 164 p. :
Number of pages
164

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24752551M
Internet Archive
goodbonessimplem00atwo
ISBN 10
0385471106
LC Control Number
94010579

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