Dancing Girls (book)
Dancing Girls is a collection of short stories by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, originally published in 1977 by McClelland & Stewart, Toronto. It was the winner of the St. Lawrence Award for Fiction and the award of The Periodical Distributors of Canada for Short Fiction.
The collection’s fourteen stories feature ordinary people, including a farmer, a birdwatcher, an author, a mother and a travel agent, and their inevitably biased perceptions of the world.
- "The War in the Bathroom"
- "When it Happens"
- "The Man from Mars"
- "A Travel Piece"
- "The Resplendent Quetzal"
- "Under Glass"
- "The Grave of the Famous Poet"
- "Lives of the Poets"
- "Dancing Girls"
- "Hair Jewellery"
- "Giving Birth"
- "Rape Fantasies"
n.b. the story list varies slightly from edition to edition.
- Gillies, Marjorie (Jul 25, 1987), "Floundering with Fielding in the shallow water", The Ottawa Citizen: C. 4. BOO
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