By Margaret Atwood
Via turns funny and hot, stark and scary, Bluebeard'S Egg glows with early life stories, the truth of oldsters getting old, and the informal cruelty women and men inflict on one another. this is the popular outer international of kin summers at distant lakes, winters of political activism, and seasons of unique buddies, mundane lives, and unforeseen loves. yet the following too is the interior international of hidden areas and all that emerges from them-the in detail own, the glorious, the shockingly real...whether it is what lives in a mysterious locked room or the key emotions all of us disguise. during this dramatic and far-ranging assortment, Margaret Atwood proves why she is a real grasp of the style.
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Up your nose," says Loulou. "She thinks it's something dirty," says a second one. " "All it means is winking, Loulou," says the first one. "He got it out of Trivial Pursuit," says a third. Loulou takes one loaf out of the oven, turns it out, taps the bottom, puts it back into the pan and into the oven. They can go on like that for hours. It's enough to drive you right out of your tree, if you pay any attention to them at all. " Phil asked her once. Loulou sometimes wonders, but she doesn't know.
She follows him to the door, the front one this time; he'll leave through the communal vestibule, walk down the steps, where there are street lights. She meows, but he doesn't want her going out, not at night. Even though she's spayed, she wanders, and sometimes gets into fights. Maybe the toms can't tell she's a girl; or maybe they think she is, but she disagrees. He used to make pointed analyses of Uglypuss's sexual hang-ups, to Becka, over breakfast. Whatever the reason, she gets herself messed up: her ears are nicked, and he's had it with the antibiotic ointment, which she licks off anyway.
Insecticides in the lungs. No medical protection. Intimidation. ) The girl was a minor player, someone who carried a sign. As he recalls, she was getting laid by one of the troupe; that was the only explanation he could think of at the time for her presence among them. He hopes he was right, he hopes she's not too political. Becka wasn't political when he first met her. In those days she was doing art therapy at one of the nuthouses, helping the loonies to express themselves with wet newspaper and glue.
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