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Surfacing

 
 
 
 
Surfacing
Author: Margaret Atwood
ISBN 13: 9780385491051
ISBN 10: 385491050
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: 1998-06-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 199
List Price: $14.95
 
 

Part detective novel, part psychological thriller, Surfacing is the story of a talented woman artist who goes in search of her missing father on a remote island in northern Quebec. Setting out with her lover and another young couple, she soon finds herself captivated by the isolated setting, where a marriage begins to fall apart, violence and death lurk just beneath the surface, and sex becomes a catalyst for conflict and dangerous choices.

Surfacing is a work permeated with an aura of suspense, complex with layered meanings, and written in brilliant, diamond-sharp prose. Here is a rich mine of ideas from an extraordinary writer about contemporary life and nature, families and marriage, and about women fragmented...and becoming whole.