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Burning Questions : Essays and Occasional Pieces 2004-2022

Margaret Atwood
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Publishing (Vintage)
Published: September 7, 2023
ISBN: 9781529114980
528 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom


From cultural icon Margaret Atwood comes a brilliant collection of essays – funny, erudite, endlessly curious, uncannily prescient – which seek answers to burning questions such as:

Why do people everywhere, in all cultures, tell stories?

How much of yourself can you give away without evaporating?

How can we live on our planet?

Is it true? And is it fair?

What do zombies have to do with authoritarianism?

In over 50 pieces, Atwood aims her prodigious intellect and impish humour at the world, and reports back to us on what she finds. This roller-coaster period brought the end of history, a financial crash, the rise of Trump and a pandemic. From debt to tech, the climate crisis to freedom – from when to dispense advice to the young (answer: only when asked) to how to define granola – we have no better guide to the many and varied mysteries of our universe.

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