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- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95
Most people in the world today think democracy and gender equality are good, and that violence and wealth inequality are bad. But most people who lived during the 10,000 years before the nineteenth century thought just the opposite. Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, biology, and history, Ian Morris, author of the best-selling Why the West Rules?for... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 15.00
1. Oryx and Crake includes many details that seem futuristic, but are in fact already apparent in our world. What parallels were you able to draw between the events and surroundings in the world of the novel and those in your own? 2. Margaret Atwood coined many words and brand names while writing the novel. In what way has technology changed your... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00
A delightfully pointed m?lange of fictional pieces from one of the world?s most acclaimed and incisive authors, The Tent is a sparkling addition to Margaret Atwood?s always masterful work.Here Atwood pushes form once again, with meditations on warlords, pet heaven, and aging homemakers. She gives a sly pep talk to the ambitious young; writes about... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95
Margaret Atwood?s latest brilliant collection of short stories follows the life of a single character, seen as a girl growing up the 1930s, a young woman in the 50s and 60s, and, in the present day, half of a couple, no longer young, reflecting on the new state of the world. Each story focuses on the ways relationships transform a character?s life:... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95
Set in the visionary future of Atwood?s acclaimed Oryx and Crake , The Year of the Flood is at once a moving tale of lasting friendship and a landmark work of speculative fiction. In this second book of the MaddAddam trilogy, the long-feared waterless flood has occurred, altering Earth as we know it and obliterating most human life. Among the survivors... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95
Note: The electronic version of this title contains over thirty additional, illuminating eBook-exclusive illustrations by the author. At a time when speculative fiction seems less and less far-fetched, Margaret Atwood lends her distinctive voice and singular point of view to the genre in a series of essays that brilliantly illuminates the essential... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
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 from the vulnerabilities of adolescence through the passions of youth into the precarious complexities of middle age. By superimposing the past on the present, Atwood paints interior landscapes... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 12.99
Part detective novel, part psychological thriller, Surfacing is the story of a talented woman artist who goes in search of her missing father on a remote island in northern Quebec. Setting out with her lover and another young couple, she soon finds herself captivated by the isolated setting, where a marriage begins to fall apart, violence and death... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 12.00
Imprisoned by walls of their own construction, here are three people, each in midlife, in midcrisis, forced to make choices--after the rules have changed. Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality, her suppressed rage, is married to the wrong man. She has just lost her latest lover to suicide. Nate, her gentle, indecisive husband, is planning to leave... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 12.99
Joan Foster is the bored wife of a myopic ban-the-bomber. She takes off overnight as Canada's new superpoet, pens lurid gothics on the sly, attracts a blackmailing reporter, skids cheerfully in and out of menacing plots, hair-raising traps, and passionate trysts, and lands dead and well in Terremoto, Italy. In this remarkable, poetic, and magical novel,... more...