Bluebeard's Egg

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BLUEBEARD'S EGG
by Margaret Atwood
published by Anchor Books

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By turns humorous and warm, stark and poignant, the stories in Bluebeard's Egg probe childhood memories, the reality of parents growing old, and the casual cruelty men and women can inflict on one another. A tenuous teenage love affair fails to survive a hurricane; a man notices the women around him becoming progressively paler and smaller; a surgeon who specializes in hearts seems oddly emotionally opaque to his wife; a middle-aged couple's waning affection rekindles at the spectacle of rare Jamaican birds. In these exceptional short stories, Margaret Atwood proves herself once again a true master of the form.

- paperback: 256 pages
- product dimensions: 129 x 198 mm
- ISBN: 9780385491044