Physical Description:xi, 158 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Publisher:New York :Nan A. Talese/Doubleday,2006.
Formatted Contents Note:
Life stories -- Clothing dreams -- Bottle -- Impenetrable forest -- Encouraging the young -- Voice -- No more photos -- Orphan stories -- Gateway -- Bottle II -- Winter's tales -- It's not easy being half--divine -- Salome was a dancer -- Plots for exotics -- Resources of the Ikarians -- Our cat enters heaven -- Chicken Little goes too far -- Thylacine ragout -- The animals reject their names and things return to their origins -- Three novels I won't write soon -- Take charge -- Post-colonial -- Heritage house -- Bring back mom: an invocation -- Horatio's version -- King Log in exile -- Faster -- Eating the birds -- Something has happened -- Nightingale -- Warlords -- The tent -- Time folds -- Tree baby -- But it could still.
Chilling and witty, prescient and personal, delectable and tart, these highly imaginative, vintage Atwood mini-fictions speak on a broad range of subjects, reflecting the times with deadly accuracy and knife-edge precision