Cover of: Wilderness Tips | Margaret Atwood

Wilderness Tips

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Published by Anchor .
Written in English.

About the Book

Here are brilliantly rendered stories that explore themes of loss and discovery, of the gap between youthful dreams and mature reality, of how we connect with others and with the sometimes hidden part of ourselves.

In each of these tales Margaret Atwood deftly illuminates the single instant that shapes a whole life: in a few brief pages we watch as characters progress through the passions of youth into the precarious complexities of middle age. By superimposing the past on the present Atwood paints interior landscapes shaped by time, regret and life's lost chances, endowing even the banal with a sense of mystery. Richly layered and disturbing, poignant at times and scathingly witty at others, the stories in Wilderness Tips take 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.

First Sentence

The waitresses are basking in the sun like a herd of skinned seals, their pinky-brown bodies shining with oil.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7440352M
Internet Archive
wildernesstips00atwo_457
ISBN 10
0385491115
ISBN 13
9780385491112
OCLC/WorldCat
471930399
Library Thing
8285
Goodreads
103162

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