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Bluebeard's egg and other stories

In this acclaimed collection of twelve stories, Margaret Atwood probes the territory of childhood memories and the casual cruelty men and women inflict upon each other and themselves. She looks behind the familiar world of family summers at remote lakes, ordinary lives, and unexpected loves, and she unearths profound truths. A melancholy, teenage love is swept away by a Canadian hurricane, while a tired, middle-aged affection is rekindled by the spectacle of rare Jamaican birds; a potter tries to come to terms with the group of poets who so smother her that she is driven into the arms of her accountant; and, in the title story, the Bluebeard legend is retold as an ironic tale of marital deception. Stark and scathing at times, humorous and compassionate at others, Bluebeards Egg confirms once again Atwoods reputation as the pre-eminent chronicler of our times.

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32320004528760 F
Fiction-Adult   Maitland library . . Available .  
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ISBN 9780099741213 (pbk.)
Classification Number F
Author Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Title Bluebeard's egg and other stories [BK]
Note Originally published: Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1983; London: Jonathan Cape, 1987.
Contents Significant moments in the life of my mother -- Hurricane Hazel -- Loulou, or, The domestic life of the language -- Uglypuss -- Betty -- Bluebeard's egg -- Spring song of the frogs -- Scarlet Ibis -- The salt garden -- The sin eater -- The sunrise -- Unearthing suite.
In this acclaimed collection of twelve stories, Margaret Atwood probes the territory of childhood memories and the casual cruelty men and women inflict upon each other and themselves. She looks behind the familiar world of family summers at remote lakes, ordinary lives, and unexpected loves, and she unearths profound truths. A melancholy, teenage love is swept away by a Canadian hurricane, while a tired, middle-aged affection is rekindled by the spectacle of rare Jamaican birds; a potter tries to come to terms with the group of poets who so smother her that she is driven into the arms of her accountant; and, in the title story, the Bluebeard legend is retold as an ironic tale of marital deception. Stark and scathing at times, humorous and compassionate at others, Bluebeards Egg confirms once again Atwoods reputation as the pre-eminent chronicler of our times.
Subject Women Fiction.
Short stories, American
Canada -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Canada -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
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