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Good Bones

Good Bones

* Margaret Atwood's classic short stories reissued with a stunning new jacket style along with other titles from her backlist

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ISBN 9781844086924
Barcode 9781844086924
Published 1 July 2010 by Little, Brown Book Group
Format Paperback, Digital original
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Author(s) By Atwood, Margaret
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ISBN-13 9781844086924
ISBN-10 1844086925
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Virago Press Ltd
Publication Date 1 July 2010
International Publication Date 28 January 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Digital original
Edition Digital original
Author(s) By Atwood, Margaret
Category Modern Fiction
Short Stories
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 118g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 814.54
Catalogue Code 316813

Description of this Book

These wise and witty writings home in on Shakespeare, tree stumps, ecological disasters, bodies (male and female), and theology, amongst other matters. We hear Gertrude's version of what really happened in Hamlet; an ugly sister and a wicked stepmother put in a good word for themselves,and a reincarnated bat explains how Bram Stoker got Dracula hopelessly wrong. Good Bones is pure distilled Atwood - deliciously strong and bittersweet. 'A marvellous miniature sample case of Atwood's sensuous and sardonic talents' TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'A marvellous miniature sample case of Atwood's sensuous and sardonic talents' TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT 'Savagely hilarous' THE LIST 'Her wit and humour are perfectly complemented by a penetrating eye for the false and absurd' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'Full of fun and invention, with an edge that cuts through preconceptions...an entertaining sampler of Atwood's cleverness and imagination' NICOLETTE JONES, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Author's Bio

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. The Handmaid's Tale, Cat's Eye, Alias Grace and this have all been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and she has won many other literary prizes in other countries.

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