Ever since her engagement, the strangest thing has been happening to Marian McAlpin: she can't eat. First meat. Then eggs, vegetables, cake, pumpkin seeds--everything! Worse yet, she has the crazy feeling that she's being eaten. Marian ought to feel consumed with passion, but she really just feels...consumed. A brilliant and powerful work rich in irony and metaphor, The Edible Woman
is an unforgettable masterpiece by a true master of contemporary literary fiction.
"Margaret Atwood takes risks and wins."
"Throughout her literary career...Margaret Atwood has impressed and delighted readers with her wit, lyric virtuosity and imaginative acuity."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"One of the most intelligent and talented writers to set herself the task of deciphering life in the late twentieth century."
"Chock-full of startling images, superbly and classically crafted...Kept me in stitches half the time."
"Atwood has the magic of turning the particular and the parochial into the universal."
--The Times (London)