Margaret Atwood: Northern Quebec

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Margaret Atwood: Northern Quebec

Margaret Atwood: Northern Quebec

What Shaped Her: Time spent in the backwoods of Northern Quebec with her father (a forest entomologist) helped to foster Atwood's admiration for the wilderness. While her most notable works ("The Handmaid's Tale," "Oryx and Crake") are set in a dystopian time and place, her fixation on nature is apparent in earlier works such as "Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature," which is still taught as a key work in Canadian identity. Atwood's collection of poems, "The Circle Game," pits themes such as games, literature and love against the instability of nature.

Relive the Story: To experience the same nature that permeates much of Atwood's writing, spend some time in Nord-du-Quebec and envelop yourself in the bird calls and towering pines that she currently works to conserve. Visit BonjourQuebec for itinerary ideas.

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