Surfacing by Margaret Atwood
Atwood's second novel, hailed by the New York Times as 'one of the most important novels of the twentieth century'. An exceptional novel from the winner of the 2000 Booker Prize.
A young woman returns to northern Quebec to the remote island of her childhood, with her lover and two friends, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father. Flooded with memories, she begins to realise that going home means entering not only another place but another time. As the wild island exerts its elemental hold and she is submerged in the language of the wilderness, she sees that what she is really looking for is her own past.
About the Author
Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa in 1939. She is Canada's most eminent novelist and poet is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. The Handmaid's Tale, Cat's Eye and Alias Grace have all been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and she has won many literary prizes in other countries. Her work has been translated into thirty-three languages. Her latest novel, The Blind Assassin won the 2000 Booker Prize.
Paperback | 256 pages
133 x 199 x 17mm | 206g
21 Aug 2009
Little, Brown Book Group
Virago Press Ltd
London, United Kingdom
A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks, and a slight bend on the right-hand side of the front cover, but no holes or tears. There is minor wrinkling on the top-right corner of the first four pages (see photo. 2). All other pages are undamaged, with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.