The Edible Woman
By Margaret Atwood
(Anchor, Paperback, 9780385491068, 336pp.)
Publication Date: March 16, 1998
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Ever since her engagement, the strangest thing has been happening to Marian McAlpin: she can't eat. First meat. Then eggs, vegetables, cake, pumpkin seeds--everything! Worse yet, she has the crazy feeling that she's being eaten. Marian ought to feel consumed with passion, but she really just feels...consumed. A brilliant and powerful work rich in irony and metaphor, The Edible Woman is an unforgettable masterpiece by a true master of contemporary literary fiction.
MARGARET ATWOOD is the author of more than twenty-five books, including fiction, poetry, and essays. Her most recent works include the bestselling novels Alias Grace and The Robber Bride and the collections Wilderness Tips and Good Bones and Simple Murders. She lives in Toronto.
"Margaret Atwood takes risks and wins."
"Throughout her literary career...Margaret Atwood has impressed and delighted readers with her wit, lyric virtuosity and imaginative acuity."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"One of the most intelligent and talented writers to set herself the task of deciphering life in the late twentieth century."
"Chock-full of startling images, superbly and classically crafted...Kept me in stitches half the time."
"Atwood has the magic of turning the particular and the parochial into the universal."
--The Times (London)