Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 224 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.39 in
Published: May 29, 1999
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0771008562
ISBN - 13: 9780771008566
From the Publisher
An award-winning collection of ten stories that charts the
complexities of modern life and explores the strange and secret
places of the heart. The gruesome discoveries of an archaeological
dig in Britain find parallels in a contemporary love affair; a girl
disappears without a trace and returns to haunt a collection of
landscape paintings; a nineteenth-century case of mass-poisoning on
the famous Franklin Expedition stirs memories of a dead friend; a
woman exacts a fittingly wicked revenge on her ex-lover; a
well-known journalist is betrayed by a former mentor and friend.
Brilliantly rendered, disturbing, poignant at times, scathingly
humorous at others, Wilderness Tips imbues the familiar
world in which we live with indelible truths.
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa in 1939, and
grew up in northern Quebec and Ontario, and later in Toronto. She
has lived in numerous cities in Canada, the U.S., and Europe.
She is the author of more than thirty books - novels, short
stories, poetry, literary criticism, social history, and books for
Atwood's work is acclaimed internationally and has been published
around the world. Her novels include The Handmaid's Tale
and Cat's Eye - both shortlisted for the Booker Prize;
The Robber Bride; Alias Grace, winner of the
prestigious Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in
Italy, and a finalist for the Booker Prize, the Orange Prize, and
the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; and The Blind
Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize and a finalist for the
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her new novel is
Oryx and Crake (2003). She is the
recipient of numerous honours, such as The Sunday Times
Award for Literary Excellence in the U.K., the National Arts Club
Medal of Honor for Literature in the U.S., Le Chevalier dans
l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France, and she was the first
winner of the London Literary Prize. She has received honorary
degrees from universities across Canada, and one from Oxford
University in England.
Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto with novelist Graeme Gibson.
From the Hardcover edition.
From Our Editors
In Hairball, Kat practices her own brand of revenge as she
sends a mysterious package to her ex-lover disguised in a David
Woods' 'truffle' box. True Trash follows Donny as he walks
through Yorkville reflecting on how he straddles two worlds that
have yet to collide. A collection of 10 brilliant stories as much
about eccentrics as it is about more 'ordinary' Canadian
characters, Margaret Atwood's
Wilderness Tips is a definite 'must-have'
for all Canadian bookshelves.
“Each of the stories in Wilderness Tips is a gem, a glittering piece to which one is drawn again and again.” – The Denver Post “A solace in the midst of life’s losses and confusions–reason enough to celebrate once again Margaret Atwood’s singular gifts.” – Maclean’s “ Wilderness Tips is vintage stuff: the author is at her satiric, terse, biting and disturbing best in these ten stories.” – Edmonton Journal “This is masterful writing.” – Globe and Mail “Atwood is as audacious as ever.…There is something irresistible about this combination of mordant humour and unswerving truth.” – Winnipeg Free Press “[Atwood possesses] a truly remarkable array of powers.…The wilderness of Wilderness Tips is the one we all live in–whether or not we admit it.” – Books in Canada “These are stories that speak to all who do not close their ears, and their minds, to the late twentieth-century reality.” – StarPhoenix (Saskatoon) “Virtuoso wit and unmistakable style.…Atwood the poet is alive in these stories.” – Chicago Tribune. “The reader has the sense that Atwood has complete access to her people’s emotional histories, complete understanding of their hearts and imagination.” – Publishers Weekly “[Atwood has the] ability to place her finger firmly on the pulse of what is contempora