Dancing Girls and Other Stories
1977, 1989, Seal Books, Toronto
A collection of short stories by Canadian author Margaret Atwood.
Most of the stories are excellent, the rest are pretty damn good. And all of them are about us. None of the characters are particularly strong or brave in a traditional sense - they are normal people the reader can identify with. The collection is by turns melancholy and intense, light and amusing. By the end you are left with a feeling of honest optimism.
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