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The Edible Woman, Margaret Atwood

This is Margaret’s first novel so it has some rough edges, which a decent editor could have smoothed out. I stopped a few times in the opening 65 pages until I came to a roadblock at the Park Plaza bar. Here the narrator, Marian tells us that friend, Ainsley had witnessed an attempted suicide. Then a page later Ainsley is accusing Marian of not telling her that the Plaza was a bar.

Is she being facetious, disingenuous? Was she lying about the suicide? These questions occur to me now but at first reading I pulled up sharp and labelled it a plot hole. Just a small instance but enough to throw me out of a story that didn’t seem to be going anywhere.

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