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By Margaret Atwood

Dancing women is Margaret Atwood's hugely praised first selection of brief fiction. In it she explores the darkish intricacies of the brain, the complexities of human relationships, and the clashes among cultures. within the tales, the mundane and the weird intersect in unforeseen methods: ex-wives delight in a wierd ceremonial dinner at a psychiatrist's funeral; a tender pupil is pursued through an obsessed immigrant; an outdated lady shops up offers opposed to an approaching cataclysm. The fourteen tales variety in atmosphere from Canada to England, from Mexico to the us, and painting characters who contact us and arouse in us compassion and figuring out. during this dazzling assortment, Margaret Atwood maps human motivation we scarcely comprehend we have now.

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