Margaret Atwood is celebrated as one of the most gifted storytellers in the world.
This new collection showcases her many talents – and the return of her beloved characters Nell & Tig They explore the full warp and weft of experience, from two best friends disagreeing about their shared past, to the right way to stop someone from choking; from a daughter determining if her mother really is a witch, to what to do with inherited relics such as World War II parade swords.
They feature beloved cats, a confused snail, Martha Gellhorn, George Orwell, philosopher-astronomer-mathematician Hypatia of Alexandria, a cabal of elderly female academics, and an alien tasked with retelling human fairy tales.
At the heart of the collection is a stunning sequence that follows a married couple as they travel the road together, the moments big and small that make up a long life of love — and what comes after.
‘She’s Margaret Atwood, and she can do anything’ – Ann Patchett
‘There is no greater living writer’ – Daily Telegraph
‘The outstanding novelist of our age’ – Sunday Times
‘A living legend’ – New York Times Book Review