A delightfully pointed mélange of fictional pieces from one of the world's most acclaimed and incisive authors, The Tent is a sparkling addition to Margaret Atwood's always masterful work. Here Atwood pushes form once again, with meditations on warlords, pet heaven, and aging homemakers. She gives a sly pep talk to the ambitious young; writes about the disconcerting experience of looking at old photos of ourselves; and examines the boons and banes of orphanhood. Accompanied by her own playful illustrations, Atwood's droll humor and keen insight fill each piece with clarity and grace. Prescient and personal, delectable and tart, The Tent reflects one of our wittiest authors at her best.