These wise and witty writings home in on Shakespeare, tree stumps, ecological disasters, bodies (male and female), and theology, amongst other matters. We hear Gertrude's version of what really happened in Hamlet; an ugly sister and a wicked stepmother put in a good word for themselves, and a reincarnated bat explains how Bram Stoker got Dracula hopelessly wrong. Good Bones is pure distilled Atwood - deliciously strong and bittersweet. * 'A marvellous miniature sample case of Atwood's sensuous and sardonic talents' TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENTWe always bought those felt poppies, which arena#39;t even felt any more, but plastic: small red explosions pinned to your chest, like a blow to the ... time the stores mark them down, you can get bargains. ... too many things: the right shoes, the right outfit, and then worrying about how your bum looks, wobbling along the street.
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2010-07-01|