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Life Before Man

Margaret Atwood

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      Life Before Man is a tragicomic tale of love seeking to find its way in the wake of death from the bestselling author of The Handmaid’s Tale and The TestamentsElizabeth has just lost her latest lover to suicide while Nate, her husband, is working up to run off with Lesje. And Lesje? She would rather be studying dinosaurs than distracted by men. As Elizabeth, Nate and Lesje find themselves imprisoned by walls of their own construction the ghost of Elizabeth’s dead lover hangs over them. Under his shadow, and in the spell of love, their lives will collide and entangle towards a single tragicomic climax. ‘Tender, funny, absorbing, idiosyncratic, truthful, heartening... A liberating novel’ Literary Review
      CONTRIBUTORS: Margaret Atwood EAN: 9781784877644 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PAGES: WEIGHT: 268 g HEIGHT: 198 cm
      PUBLISHED BY: Vintage Publishing DATE PUBLISHED: CITY: GENRE: FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Romance / Historical / 20th Century, FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce WIDTH: 129 cm SPINE:

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      Modern and contemporary fiction: general and literary

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      Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her novels include Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin and the MaddAddam trilogy. Her 1985 classic, The Handmaid's Tale, was followed in 2019 by a sequel, The Testaments, which was a global number one bestseller and shared the Booker Prize. In 2020 she published Dearly, her first collection of poetry for a decade, and in 2022 Burning Questions, a collection of essays, was a Sunday Times bestseller. Atwood has won numerous awards including the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society, the Franz Kafka Prize, the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. In 2019 she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature. She has also worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, librettist, playwright and puppeteer. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

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      Life Before Man is a tragicomic tale of love seeking to find its way in the wake of death from the bestselling author of The Handmaid’s Tale and The TestamentsElizabeth has just lost her latest lover to suicide while Nate, her husband, is working up to run off with Lesje. And Lesje? She would rather be studying dinosaurs than distracted by men. As Elizabeth, Nate and Lesje find themselves imprisoned by walls of their own construction the ghost of Elizabeth’s dead lover hangs over them. Under his shadow, and in the spell of love, their lives will collide and entangle towards a single tragicomic climax. ‘Tender, funny, absorbing, idiosyncratic, truthful, heartening... A liberating novel’ Literary Review
      CONTRIBUTORS: Margaret Atwood EAN: 9781784877644 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PAGES: WEIGHT: 268 g HEIGHT: 198 cm
      PUBLISHED BY: Vintage Publishing DATE PUBLISHED: CITY: GENRE: FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Romance / Historical / 20th Century, FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce WIDTH: 129 cm SPINE:

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      Modern and contemporary fiction: general and literary

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      Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her novels include Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin and the MaddAddam trilogy. Her 1985 classic, The Handmaid's Tale, was followed in 2019 by a sequel, The Testaments, which was a global number one bestseller and shared the Booker Prize. In 2020 she published Dearly, her first collection of poetry for a decade, and in 2022 Burning Questions, a collection of essays, was a Sunday Times bestseller. Atwood has won numerous awards including the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society, the Franz Kafka Prize, the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. In 2019 she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature. She has also worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, librettist, playwright and puppeteer. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

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