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The Edible Woman

Written by: Margaret Atwood
Narrated by: Lorelei King
Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
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Marian is determined to be ordinary. She lays her head gently on the shoulder of her serious fiancé and quietly awaits marriage. But she didn't count on an inner rebellion that would rock her stable routine and her digestion. Marriage a la mode, Marian discovers, is something she literally can't stomach....

The Edible Woman is a funny, engaging novel about emotional cannibalism, men and women, and desire to be consumed.

©1980 Margaret Atwood (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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LOVED this

I loved this book. It’s so relatable. I’ve been thinking about it for months since I finished it.

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  • 2020-04-01

couldn't do it

it's a pretty depressing book. Narrator sarcastic flat tone makes it worse.
I gave it a few solid tries, but couldn't stand it.

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Excellent story!

This is one of those stories that changes with every read/listen. I loved and hated, cried and smiled... and that Duncan.... what a character! #Audible1

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Entertaining

I was amused be the storyline. I enjoyed the author’s choice of words to describe the characters and settings.

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Boring

I struggled to finish it. Actually I never did finally it. Gave up half way through.

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The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

I haven't read this book since 1981 (when I read it for Grade 13 English). I was struck by the fact that in today's snowflake-ridden, politically correct climate NO school board would allow students to read a book with blatent sex, sexual themes, promiscuity etc. I'm glad I grew up in the 70s, drank out of the hose, washed my hair with dish soap and read Go Ask Alice in grade 6!!!

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