Margaret Atwood Presents

Version: Unabridged
Author: Annabel Lyon , Caroline Adderson , Nancy Lee , Various Authors
Narrator: Various
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Poetry, Literature
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Published In: May 2004
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Overview

Seven stories by seven up-and-coming Canadian women writers, handpicked by Canada’s leading lady of fiction and read by noted women actors — this is the idea behind a compelling audio compilation of the best new short fiction. Margaret Atwood Presents features stories by Annabel Lyon, Caroline Adderson, Nancy Lee, Elise Levine, Lisa Moore, Kristi-Ly Green, and Sheila Heti. Brilliant, daring, funny, and frequently, these writers pull no punches when it comes to depicting society as they see it. In “Sally In Parts,” Nancy Lee from Vancouver explores a young woman 's unusual relationship with her body. In “Cancer,” Toronto writer Kristi-Ly Green describes a primary-school class’s ambivalent responses towards a poor little rich girl. Lisa Moore of St. John’s, Newfoundland, brings a haunting, sensuous intensity to a tale of love in “Haloes,” while Toronto’s Sheila Heti upends traditional forms in the sharp urban parable, “The Princess and the Plumber.” Vividly brought to life through the voices of Liisa Repo-Martell, Mag Ruffman, Chapelle Jaffe, Genevieve Steele, Sandra Oh, Juno Mills-Cockell, and Mary Lewis, these stories herald an exciting new generation of Canadian women writers.

Author Details

Author Details

Lyon, Annabel

Annabel Lyon is the author of two books of adult fiction, Oxygen and The Best Thing for You. All-Season Edie is her first work for children. She lives in New Westminster, British Columbia, with her husband and two children.

Adderson, Caroline

Caroline Adderson lives in Vancouver. "Bad Imaginings" was shortlisted for a 1993 Governor General's Award. Adderson's novel "A History of Forgetting" was published by Key Porter Books (Patrick Crean Editions) in 1999.

Authors, Various

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