If You Like Margaret Atwood

  • If You Like Margaret Atwood

“Though known for her dystopian themes, Margaret Atwood’s literary style often incorporates mythical/fairy tale images into past, present, and future worlds that remain recognizably modern. Her protagonists are primarily women (often artists or writers) in difficult situations but who are never passive victims. Graceful, polished prose describes complex characters and storylines. There is always more beneath the surface, which allows readers to appreciate her novels on a variety of levels. Atwood weaves serious feminist concerns into highly readable stories, leavened by wit and humor.” – NoveList Description

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