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I read this when I was about sixteen and remember its menace. It is about the potential toxicity in female friendships, which is a contentious issue. Atwood is never pigeonholed, she's wry and has a poet's eye
Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist
Irrestistible...This book is about life for all of us. She is one of our finest novelists. Read it
THE TIMES
I read this when I was about sixteen and remember its menace. It is about the potential toxicity in female friendships, which is a contentious issue. Atwood is never pigeonholed, she's wry and has a poet's eye
Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist
Margaret Atwood charts the psychological process of memory as compulsion and memory as a healing act through the character of Elaine Risley, an artist who returns to her home town of Toronto for a retrospective of her work. Elaine's visit triggers though
- Chris Kellett, From 500 Great Books by Women, AMAZON.CO.UK REVIEW
Atwood's taut and exquisite use of language makes all her books irresistable...
THE WEEK
Not since Graham Greene or William Golding has a novelist captured so forcefully the relationship between school bully and victim...Atwood's power games are played, exquisitely, by little girls
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