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Murder in the dark

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: London : Virago Press, 2010, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These short fictions and prose poems are bizarre: bread can no longer be conceived as wholesome comforting loaves and a poisonous brew is concocted by cynical five-year-olds. Intent on breaking the forces of convention, this collection should captivate the reader's imagination.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 9781844086955 184408695X
OCLC Number: 506251942
Notes: Originally published: Toronto : Coach House Press, 1983.
Description: 114 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Autobiography --
Making poison --
The boys' own annual, 1911 --
Before the war --
Horror comics --
Boyfriends --
The victory burlesk --
Fainting --
Raw materials --
Murder in the dark --
Simmering --
Women's novels --
Happy endings --
Bread --
The page --
Mute --
She --
Worship --
Icoography --
Liking men --
Strawberries --
Him --
Hopeless --
A parable --
Hand --
Everlasting --
Instructions for the third eye.
Responsibility: Margaret Atwood.

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A brilliant and witty writer * COSMOPOLITAN * Shrewd, funny, intelligent, honest, ironic * SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY * These vignettes glow with the usual Atwood magic of intelligence ... an exhilarating Read more...

 
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