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By the author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace

'One of the most important novels of the 20th century . . . utterly remarkable' New York Times

A young woman returns to northern Quebec to the remote island of her childhood, with her lover and two friends, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father. Flooded with memories, she begins to realise that going home means entering not only another place but another time. As the wild island exerts its elemental hold and she is submerged in the language of the wilderness, she sees that what she is really looking for is her own past.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 133 x 199 x 17mm | 206g
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • 0
  • 0860680649
  • 9780860680642
  • 5,238

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Utterly absorbing and satisfying Sunday Times
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A novelist and poet of great gifts * Guardian * A deep understanding of human behaviour * Marilyn French * One of the most important novels of the twentieth century...utterly remarkable * New York Times * Utterly absorbing and satisfying * Sunday Times *
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About Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty works, including fiction, poetry and critical essays, and her books have been published in over thirty-five countries. She has won many literary awards and prizes.
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18,630 ratings
3.45 out of 5 stars
5 16% (3,013)
4 32% (6,027)
3 35% (6,574)
2 13% (2,365)
1 3% (651)
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