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By Margaret Atwood

ISBN-10: 1551994879

ISBN-13: 9781551994871

By way of turns funny and hot, stark and scary, Bluebeard'S Egg glows with youth stories, the truth of folks growing older, and the informal cruelty women and men inflict on one another. this is the everyday outer international of relatives summers at distant lakes, winters of political activism, and seasons of unique associates, mundane lives, and unforeseen loves. yet the following too is the interior international of hidden locations and all that emerges from them-the in detail own, the wonderful, the shockingly real...whether it's what lives in a mysterious locked room or the key emotions all of us cover. during this dramatic and far-ranging assortment, Margaret Atwood proves why she is a real grasp of the style.

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Finally, he too decided to “liquidate,” sell what assets we had, and make a last stab at the Grand Tour. I quit my job at the magazine, successfully advertised and sold my old Peugeot in one of the local papers. My boss at the magazine told me I might have my job back if I didn’t stay away too long. She didn’t say how long was too long. Sal and I lasted a little over two months in Amsterdam. It was one continual party, and we seemed to be handed about from one group to another, never paying rent, sleeping with more women than I had known in all of the past decade, with no strings, no promises, just the convenience of ready flesh and desire.

Dan had a lot of male friends, too, drinking buddies. Even in these health-conscious times, a harddrinking crew. We didn’t really trust non-drinkers; it was just a prejudice instilled into us by our love of recklessness, bravado, laughter and low tragedy. It’s hard to say. But then Dan met Mary and everything changed, at least with him. ” I asked as usual. “Perrier,” he said. “What do you mean, Perrier? I don’t stock Perrier, pal. ” “Mary’s convinced me to give up the booze. She’s incredible, man.

He had one hundred wives,” he said. “Yes,” Vera said, “I’d like to change. Thank you for suggesting it, Edith. You can’t imagine . ” She didn’t finish the thought, but took her bag into Edith’s room and closed the door behind her. “Ollie, I’m going to call Mr. ” “But Mom . ” “You do as I say. Here’s five dollars. Be sure to bring me the change. ” Only Leon still sat vigil on the curb. He was whittling on a stick, but stood up when he saw Ollie come down the front steps of the house. ” he asked.

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