Wilderness Tips

Paperback | May 29, 1999

byMargaret Atwood

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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.


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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 paint...

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction, but is best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1969), The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), The Robber Bride (1994), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. A ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.96 × 5.07 × 0.47 inPublished:May 29, 1999Publisher:McClelland & StewartLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0771008562

ISBN - 13:9780771008566

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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.

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WINNER OF THE TRILLIUM AWARD“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.” The 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“Each of the stories in Wilderness Tips is a gem, a glittering piece to which one is drawn again and again.” The Denver Post“Virtuoso wit and unmistakable style.... Atwood the poet is alive in these stories.” Chicago Tribune.“Almost every one of the ten stories in this collection superimposes the past upon the present in an unsettling, often startling manner, which conjures up a sense of the mysterious, in even the most banal relationships.” The New York Times Book Review