Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Joan Foster is the bored wife of a myopic ban-the-bomber. She takes off overnight as Canada's new superpoet, pens lurid gothics on the sly, attracts a blackmailing reporter, skids cheerfully in and out of menacing plots, hair-raising traps, and passionate trysts, and lands dead and well in Terremoto, Italy. In this remarkable, poetic, and magical novel, Margaret Atwood proves yet again why she is considered to be one of the most important and accomplished writers of our time. (Preceeding text courtesy www.amazon.com) Paperback
'If you feel safe only with "nine to five" reality, you'll probably not enjoy her books. But if you'd like to lift-off, try her' COSMOPOLITAN 'One of the most important writers in English today' GERMAINE GREER 'A really gifted writer...a mistress of controlled hysteria' TIME 'Shrewd, funny, intelligent, honest, ironic' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa in 1939. She is Canada's most eminent novelist and poet and has published more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her work has been translated into thirty-three languages. Her latest novel, The Blind Assassin won the 2000 Booker Prize.