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The Edible Woman - Margaret Atwood
The Edible Woman
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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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385491068 (0385491069)
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
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Hol
Hol rated it
2.5 The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
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’...
Inked Brownies
Inked Brownies rated it
4.0 The Edible Woman
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...
mybookjournal
mybookjournal rated it
3.0 The Edible Woman
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...
Rowena's Reviews
Rowena's Reviews rated it
4.0
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...
newwavepolly
newwavepolly rated it
Wow, quite incredible. Just really fantastic.
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