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A Novel of "Nightmare Unhappiness"

Book critic John Leonard says that leading feminist author Margaret Atwood can be alternately lyrical and severe. Her latest novel, Cat's Eye, is a dark look at a painter's fraught friendships with other women.

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Other segments from the episode on February 28, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 28, 1989: Interview with Elvis Costello; Commentary on 1960s music from rural Louisiana; Interview with Michael Tucker; Review of Margaret Atwood's novel "Cat's…

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