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Fiction Short Stories (single Author)

Wilderness Tips

by (author) Margaret Atwood

Publisher
McClelland & Stewart
Initial publish date
May 1999
Category
Short Stories (single author), Coming of Age, Contemporary Women
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780770428266
    Publish Date
    Aug 1998
    List Price
    $10.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780771008566
    Publish Date
    May 1999
    List Price
    $21.00

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An award-winning collection of ten stories that charts the complexities of modern life and explores the strange and secret places of the heart. The gruesome discoveries of an archaeological dig in Britain find parallels in a contemporary love affair; a girl disappears without a trace and returns to haunt a collection of landscape paintings; a nineteenth-century case of mass-poisoning on the famous Franklin Expedition stirs memories of a dead friend; a woman exacts a fittingly wicked revenge on her ex-lover; a well-known journalist is betrayed by a former mentor and friend. Brilliantly rendered, disturbing, poignant at times, scathingly humorous at others, Wilderness Tips imbues the familiar world in which we live with indelible truths.

About the author


Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College.
Throughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees. She is the author of more than fifty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1970), The Handmaid's Tale (1983), The Robber Bride (1994), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. Atwood's dystopic novel, Oryx and Crake, was published in 2003. The Tent (mini-fictions) and Moral Disorder (short stories) both appeared in 2006. Her most recent volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007. Her non-fiction book, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, part of the Massey Lecture series, appeared in 2008, and her most recent novel, The Year of the Flood, in the autumn of 2009. Ms. Atwood's work has been published in more than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian. In 2004 she co-invented the Long Pen TM.
Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson. 

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Awards

  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Awards - Fiction

Editorial Reviews

WINNER OF THE TRILLIUM AWARD

“A solace in the midst of life’s losses and confusions–reason enough to celebrate once again Margaret Atwood’s singular gifts.” Maclean’s

Wilderness Tips is vintage stuff: the author is at her satiric, terse, biting and disturbing best in these ten stories.” Edmonton Journal

“This is masterful writing.” The Globe and Mail

“Atwood is as audacious as ever.... There is something irresistible about this combination of mordant humour and unswerving truth.” Winnipeg Free Press

“Each of the stories in Wilderness Tips is a gem, a glittering piece to which one is drawn again and again.” The Denver Post

“Virtuoso wit and unmistakable style.... Atwood the poet is alive in these stories.” Chicago Tribune.

“Almost every one of the ten stories in this collection superimposes the past upon the present in an unsettling, often startling manner, which conjures up a sense of the mysterious, in even the most banal relationships.” The New York Times Book Review

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