Beautifully observed and written characters in a hippie melodrama with a strong streak of gothic.
Feels like an earlier book than its position in Atwood's oeuvre suggests.
Was curious to read one of Atwood's early novels. The novel starts off almost as a mystery story; but the theme is about coming to terms with one's family and the background that surrounds you when you're growing up.Beautiful descriptions of the house and living in harsh conditions in the Canadian outback in the late 50s/60s. The story of the protagonists' love relationships is compelling. But the last part of the novel was bewildering....Continua