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The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
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Sep 28, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: feminism, from-library, canadian, 2011
Read from September 26 to 28, 2011

Took this out of the library to show to an ESL class when I was doing a lesson on Atwood, and then realized it was a bit silly that I hadn't read it yet. I found it disturbing and unsettling and although elements are very dated (the expectation that the woman will quit her job when she gets married, for example), it still has a lot of relevance. I thought Marian's descent was very deliberately and elegantly done, and though I expected it to start earlier in the book, the fact that it didn't created a contrast that made it more effective. I also didn't find Duncan very strange at all - I thought he actually had a lot of sense. So yes, unsettling, but really good.

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