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Moral disorder

The opening piece of this novel-in-stories is set in the present and introduces Tig and Nell, married, elderly and facing an uncertain future in a world that has become foreign and hostile. From there, the book casts back to an 11-year-old Nell excitedly knitting garments for her as yet unborn sister, Lizzie, and continues to trace her adolescence and young adulthood; Nell rebels against the stern conventions of her mother's Toronto household, only to rush back home at 28 to help her family deal with Lizzie's schizophrenia. After carving out a "medium-sized niche" as a freelance book editor, Nell meets Oona, a writer, who is bored with her marriage to Tig. Oona has been searching for someone to fill "the position of second wife," and she introduces Nell to Tig. Later in life, Nell takes care of her once vital but now ravaged-by-age parents.

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  • "Moral disorder"@pl
  • "Moral disorder"@it
  • "Moral disorder and other stories"

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  • "A collection of short fiction presents eleven stories that capture important moments in the course of a life and in the lives intertwined with it, in a volume that ranges from the 1930s to the 1980s."
  • "The opening piece of this novel-in-stories is set in the present and introduces Tig and Nell, married, elderly and facing an uncertain future in a world that has become foreign and hostile. From there, the book casts back to an 11-year-old Nell excitedly knitting garments for her as yet unborn sister, Lizzie, and continues to trace her adolescence and young adulthood; Nell rebels against the stern conventions of her mother's Toronto household, only to rush back home at 28 to help her family deal with Lizzie's schizophrenia. After carving out a "medium-sized niche" as a freelance book editor, Nell meets Oona, a writer, who is bored with her marriage to Tig. Oona has been searching for someone to fill "the position of second wife," and she introduces Nell to Tig. Later in life, Nell takes care of her once vital but now ravaged-by-age parents."@en
  • "This collection of stories from Margaret Atwood resembles a photograph album - a series of clearly observed moments that trace thecourse of a life, & also of the other lives intertwined with it."
  • "A collection of short fiction presents ten stories that capture important moments in the course of a life and in the lives intertwined with it, in a volume that ranges from the 1930s to the 1980s."
  • "In these ten interrelated stories Atwood traces the course of a life and also the lives intertwined with it, while evoking the drama and the humour that colour common experiences -- the birth of a baby, divorce and remarriage, old age and death. With settings ranging from Toronto, northern Quebec, and rural Ontario, the stories begin in the present, as a couple no longer young situate themselves in a larger world no longer safe. Then the narrative goes back in time to the forties and moves chronologically forward toward the present."
  • "Ten interrelated stories tracing the course of Atwood's life and the lives intertwined with it."
  • "An intriguing patchwork of poignant episodes, Atwood's latest set of stories (after The Tent) chronicles 60 years of a Canadian family, from postwar Toronto to a farm in the present. The opening piece of this novel-in-stories is set in the present and introduces Tig and Nell, married, elderly and facing an uncertain future in a world that has become foreign and hostile. From there, the book casts back to an 11-year-old Nell excitedly knitting garments for her as yet unborn sister, Lizzie, and continues to trace her adolescence and young adulthood; Nell rebels against the stern conventions of her mother's Toronto household, only to rush back home at 28 to help her family deal with Lizzie's schizophrenia. After carving out a "medium-sized niche" as a freelance book editor, Nell meets Oona, a writer, who is bored with her marriage to Tig. Oona has been searching for someone to fill "the position of second wife," and she introduces Nell to Tig. Later in life, Nell takes care of her once vital but now ravaged-by-age parents. Though the episodic approach has its disjointed moments, Atwood provides a memorable mosaic of domestic pain and the surface tension of a troubled family."@en
  • "In the title story from her acclaimed collection -- The Handmaid's Tale, and Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood creates worlds just as vividly in her short fiction. The New York Times Book Review notes that "the tremendous imaginative power of (Atwood's) fiction allows us to believe that anything is possible"--this applies as much to the world of the Crakers as it does to the strange life of a family in the countryside. By turns funny, moving, incisive, earthy, shocking, "Moral Disorder" displays Atwood's celebrated storytelling gifts and unmistakable style to their best advantage."@en
  • "Een uitermate scherpzinnige, boeiende terugblik op het leven van een ouder echtpaar. Vooral het leven van de vrouw staat centraal. Als ze elf is wordt haar zusje geboren en als ze haar studie Engels heeft afgerond gaat ze ver van de familie wonen. Ze begint een aanvankelijk hippieachtige relatie met een oudere man op het platteland, die later haar man zal worden. Atwood hanteert in deze elf verhalen een scherpe pen, waarbij de humor niet ontbreekt. Ze weet de tijdgeest telkens bijzonder goed te vatten."
  • "Dix histoires interdépendantes retracant la vie d'Atwood et celles de ceux qu'elle a connu."
  • "An eBook short. The author of such towering novels as The Handmaid's Tale, The Blind Assassin, and Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood creates worlds just as vividly in her short fiction. In the title story from her acclaimed collection of linked stories Moral Disorder, Margaret Atwood takes us to the farm. Newly arrived city slickers, like Nell and Tig, shouldn't have animals; a notion corroborated by the true farmers down the road: for them, livestock would mean dead stock. But Tig's two boys will be at the farm on weekends, and it would be good for them to know where their food comes from. First come the chickens, then the ducks; before Nell knows it the cows have arrived, too. And soon Nell finds herself becoming a different woman than she ever thought she might be. The New York Times notes that "The tremendous imaginative power of [Atwood's] fiction allows us to believe that anything is possible"'this applies as much to her fantastically imagined worlds as it does to the life of a family in the countryside."@en
  • "Margaret Atwood's latest brilliant collection of short stories follows the life of a single character, seen as a girl growing up the 1930s, a young woman in the 50s and 60s, and, in the present day, half of a couple, no longer young, reflecting on the new state of the world. Each story focuses on the ways relationships transform a character's life: a woman's complex love for a married man, the grief upon the death of parents and the joy with the birth of children, the realization of what growing old with someone you love really means. By turns funny, lyrical, incisive, earthy, shocking, and deeply personal, Moral Disorder displays Atwood's celebrated storytelling gifts and unmistakable style to their best advantage. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en

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  • "Powieść kanadyjska w języku angielskim"
  • "Large type books"
  • "Biography"
  • "Autobiographical fiction"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Short stories"
  • "Verhalen (teksten)"@en
  • "Biographical fiction"
  • "Autobiographical fiction, Canadian"
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Powieść kanadyjska"@pl

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  • "Leva i synd och andra berättelser"@sv
  • "Moral disorder"@en
  • "Moral disorder"
  • "Moral disorder a story from the collection Moral Disorder and Other Stories"@en
  • "Moralische Unordnung : [Roman]"
  • "Moral disorder : stories"
  • "Moral Disorder and other stories"@en
  • "Moralische Unordnung"
  • "Moral disorder a story"@en
  • "Moral Disorder"@en
  • "Moral Disorder"
  • "Ebakõlad"
  • "Poikkeustila"
  • "Poikkeustila"@fi
  • "Moral disorder and other stories"@en
  • "Moral disorder stories"
  • "Moral disorder and other stories"
  • "Leva i synd : och andra berättelser"
  • "Moral disorder : and other stories"
  • "Disordine morale"@it
  • "Disordine morale"
  • "Moral disorder : complete and unabridged"
  • "Moralni poremećaj"
  • "Desorden Moral"
  • "Desorden moral"@es
  • "Desorden moral"
  • "Moralny nielad"
  • "Moreel verval"
  • "Moral Disorder and Other Stories"@en
  • "Moralische Unordnung [Roman]"
  • "Moralny nieład"@pl
  • "Moralny nieład"

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