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The collection of a lifetime from the best-selling novelist and poet.

By turns moving, playful, and wise, the poems gathered in Dearly are about absences and endings, ageing and retrospection, but also about gifts and renewals. They explore bodies and minds in transition, as well as the everyday objects and rituals that embed us in the present. Werewolves, sirens, and dreams make their appearance, as do various forms of animal life and fragments of our damaged environment. 

Before she became one of the world's most important and loved novelists, Atwood was a poet. Dearly is her first collection in more than a decade. It brings together many of her most recognizable and celebrated themes, but distilled - from minutely perfect descriptions of the natural world to startlingly witty encounters with aliens, from pressing political issues to myth and legend. It is a pure Atwood delight, and long-term listeners and new fans alike will treasure its insight, empathy, and humor.

©2020 Margaret Atwood (P)2020 Penguin Random House Canada

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