The Edible Woman

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The Edible Woman

By Margaret Atwood

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385491068, 336pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 1998

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.

About the Author
Margaret Atwood is the internationally renowned author of such novels as "Oryx and Crake, Alias Grace", and "The Edible Woman". She is a novelist and a poet, and has also authored short story collections, critical studies, screenplays, radio scripts, and books.

Praise For The Edible Woman

"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."
--Saturday Night

"Atwood has the magic of turning the particular and the parochial into the universal."
--The Times (London)