Dearly

By Margaret Atwood

$34

A landmark collection from one of contemporary poetry's most highly regarded names

The collection of a lifetime from the bestselling novelist, poet -- and cultural phenomenon 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 over a decade. It brings together many of her most recognisable 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 readers and new fans alike will treasure its insight, empathy and humour.

Format: Hardback
Page Count: 144 Pages
Imprint: Chatto & Windus
Published: Nov 2020
ISBN: 9781784743895

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