Wilderness Tips

Stories

by Margaret Atwood

Wilderness Tips

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Set among the summer camps and rustic lakeside cottages of Ontario, Margaret Atwood's 1991 collection Wilderness Tips is anything but quaint; it has a strange surreal shimmer to it, especially tales like "True Trash" and the volume's title story. These fictions meander their way into a maze of gender-driven power plays, erotic obsessions and untold secrets, all in a manner that captures the thrillingly dark edges of pleasure and power. I first read these stories when I was 19, but

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