Margaret Atwood Presents (Audiobook)
Pub Date: April 16, 2004
BTC Audiobooks / Fiction / Short Story Collections
Audio CD: 9780864923882 $24.95
Seven stories by seven up-and-coming Canadian women writers, handpicked by Canada's leading lady of fiction and read by noted women actors — this is the idea behind a compelling audio compilation of the best new short fiction.
Margaret Atwood Presents features stories by Annabel Lyon, Caroline Adderson, Nancy Lee, Elise Levine, Lisa Moore, Kristi-Ly Green, and Sheila Heti. Brilliant, daring, funny, and frequently, these writers pull no punches when it comes to depicting society as they see it. In "Sally In Parts," Nancy Lee from Vancouver explores a young woman's unusual relationship with her body. In "Cancer," Toronto writer Kristi-Ly Green describes a primary-school class's ambivalent responses towards a poor little rich girl. Lisa Moore of St. John's, Newfoundland, brings a haunting, sensuous intensity to a tale of love in "Haloes," while Toronto's Sheila Heti upends traditional forms in the sharp urban parable, "The Princess and the Plumber."
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.
"Sharp-edged new writers in the takeoff phase of their careers." — Margaret Atwood