One of the most important writers in English today' GERMAINE GREERAn exceptional novel from the winner of the 2000 Booker Prize
From fat girl to thin, from red hair to mud brown, from London to Toronto, from Polish count to radical husband, from writer of romances to distinguished poet - Joan Foster is utterly confused by her life of multiple identiities. She decides to escape to an Italain hill town to take stock of her life. But first, she must organise her own death...
If you feel safe only with "nine to five" reality, you'll probably not enjoy her books. But if you'd like to lift off, try her - COSMOPOLITAN
Shrewd, funny, intelligent, honest, ironic - SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
Margaret Atwood 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 now Oryx and Crake for the 2003 Booker prize. She has won many literary prizes in other countries.