The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

The New York Times bestselling collection, from the Man Booker prize-winner for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, that has been called "scintillating" (New York Times Books Review), "breathtaking" (NPR), "exquisite" (The Chicago Tribune) and "otherworldly" (Washington Post).

"A new Hilary Mantel book is an Event with a ‘capital ‘E.'"—NPR

"A book of her short stories is like a little sweet treat."—USA Today (4 stars)

"[Mantel is at] the top of her game."—Salon… (more)

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Editorial reviews (9 reviews)

Mantel’s great gift, beyond her acrobatic and sly sentences, her mysterious and layered narrative structures, her understanding of all the possible abuses of power — personal or political — is to make her readers feel as if our hearts have been dipped in acid, and to make us (the punters) grateful for the troubling and delicious view into all these different lives, deaths and lives after death.

That she manages to do all this — juggle the metaphorical meditations and political commentary in a darkly comic short story — is breathtaking, which is the word I'd use to describe this collection.

Mantel pokes and prods and scratches at our tiny collective wounds, opening them into something much bigger. Readers may find the stories uncomfortable, but also hard to put down.

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Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (September 30, 2014)

Collection: Henry Holt and Co.

Language: English

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