The Edible Woman
Ever since her engagement, the strangest thing has been happening to Marian McAlpin: she can't eat. First meat. Then eggs, vegetables, cake, pumpkin seeds--everything! Worse yet, she has the crazy feeling that she's being eaten. Marian ought to feel consumed with passion, but she really just... show more
Ever since her engagement, the strangest thing has been happening to Marian McAlpin: she can't eat. First meat. Then eggs, vegetables, cake, pumpkin seeds--everything! Worse yet, she has the crazy feeling that she's being eaten. Marian ought to feel consumed with passion, but she really just feels...consumed. A brilliant and powerful work rich in irony and metaphor, The Edible Woman is an unforgettable masterpiece by a true master of contemporary literary fiction.
Publish date: June 1998
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
, Literary Fiction
, Canadian Literature
My favourite Atwood books are always the ladies-dissociating-in-Toronto novels. Because of the alienated feel I found it hard to keep track of as a book to read in smaller chunks of time, which is how I normally read. I thought about just moving on to something else but instead I made time to finish...
This was a strange book that I’m not sure how I feel about. I only started it because I had the audio book and I wanted something to listen to. The title intrigued me. I think ‘the edible woman,’ would peak a lot of people’s interest. Anyway, this was my first Margaret Atwood and even though I didn’...
I got an e-reader for my birthday recently and the first book I read on it was this one. I don't know if it was because of the new piece of technology or the book itself, but it read like slicing a hot knife through butter!I loved the writing style. It was easy to follow, yet still intelligent and e...
3.5“WEIRD” would be the right word to describe this book, I guess!In fact, I neither could hate this book nor I could love it because of its unusual storyline and characters. It’s strange, though Marian McAlpin the protagonist seems eccentric and some of her acts/thoughts were quite insane and out-o...
What an unusual story. Marian is newly engaged and then discovers she can't eat certain foods, first meats and then almost everything else. What is her subconscious trying to her?Atwood is a writer who amazes me every time I read her; it really is hard to categorize her writing. Her writing style on...