Margaret Atwood - Surfacing (2nd Hand Paperback)
Margaret Atwood's 2nd Novel & Winner of The 2000 Booker Prize.
Part detective novel, part psychological thriller, Surfacing is the story of a talented woman artist who goes in search of her missing father on a remote island in northern Quebec.
Setting out with her lover and another young couple, she soon finds herself captivated by the isolated setting, where a marriage begins to fall apart, violence and death lurk just beneath the surface, and sex becomes a catalyst for conflict and dangerous choices.
Surfacing is a work permeated with an aura of suspense, complex with layered meanings, and written in brilliant, diamond-sharp prose. Here is a rich mine of ideas from an extraordinary writer about contemporary life and nature, families and marriage, and about women fragmented . . . and becoming whole.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good (Some light tanning only)
- Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
- Published : 1979 (This Edition 2002 - Virago)
- ISBN : 9780860680642
- SKU : B002492
- PPC SP300gm
- RRP : £6.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"I found myself completely absorbed by this novel. The manner of Atwood's prose baits you into reading the whole novel in a small series of large chucks and whilst I did find the narrative to be languorous at times I could not seem to escape the narrator's mindset. In Surfacing you find yourself set adrift in the murky waters of a young woman's mind. The gentle current guides you along as you drift further and further into the darkest recesses of the lake, without even the faintest semblance of a paddle to navigate your way." - Goodreads Review.
"Utterly absorbing and satisfying" - Sunday Times.
"One of the most important novels of the twentieth century . . . utterly remarkable" - New York Times.
"A deep understanding of human behaviour" - Marilyn French.
Margaret Eleanor Atwood CC OOnt CH FRSC is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, teacher, environmental activist, and inventor.
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