An original and compelling work in which Margaret Atwood passes one woman’s bizarre life through the prism of her unique literary vision.
The shy, awkward wife of a perpetual radical, Joan Foster is a formerly obese woman whose delicate equilibrium is threatened by the fact that the several lives she has lived separately and secretly are coming together and will be exposed. She is newly and notoriously famous as a bestselling author; she writes gothic novels under a nom de plume; she is having a hidden affair.
Love, fear, understanding, suspense, sensuality, and humour--there is hardly an emotional current that is not touched in Lady Oracle, and with a depth, vitality, and wit that are rare in any time.
MARGARET ATWOOD, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, now an award-winning TV series, her novels include Cat’s Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; The MaddAddam Trilogy; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award. She lives in Toronto.
"Read it for its gracefulness, for its good story, and for its help with your fantasy life." The Globe and Mail
"Marvelously funny." Maclean's
"A wonderfully unpretentious comic romp--a fine novel: inventive...funny, and a pleasure to read," Mordecai Richler
"Brilliant and funny. I can't tell you how exhilarating it was to read it--everything works. An extraordinary book." Joan Didion