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Moral Disorder

(2006)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Margaret Atwood has frequently been cited as one of the foremost writers of our time. MORAL DISORDER, her moving new book of fiction, could be seen either as a collection of ten stories that is almost a novel or as a novel broken up into ten stories. It resembles a photograph album—a series of clearly observed moments that trace the course of a life, and also the lives intertwined with it—those of parents, of siblings, of children, of friends, of enemies, of teachers, and even of animals. And as in an album, times change: the 30s, the 40s, the 50s, the 60s, the 70s and 80s, the present time—all are here. The settings are equally varied: large cities, suburbs, farms, northern forests.

The first story, “The Bad News,” is set in the present, as a couple no longer young situate themselves in a larger world no longer safe. The narrative then switches time as the central character moves through childhood and adolescence in “The Art of Cooking and Serving,” “The Headless Horseman,” and “My Last Duchess.” We follow her into young adulthood in “The Other Place,” and then through a complex relationship, traced in three of the stories: “Monopoly,” “Moral Disorder,” and “The Entities.” The last two stories, "The Labrador Fiasco" and "The Boys at the Lab," deal with the heartbreaking old age of parents but circle back again to childhood, to complete the cycle.

By turns funny, lyrical, incisive, tragic, earthy, shocking, and deeply personal, MORAL DISORDER displays Atwood's celebrated storytelling gifts and unmistakable style to their best advantage. As The New York Times has said, "The reader has the sense that Atwood has complete access to her people's emotional histories, complete understanding of their hearts and imaginations.”

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Hardback Editions

October 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Moral Disorder: And Other Stories
Author(s): Margaret Eleanor Atwood
ISBN: 1-4395-5913-9 / 978-1-4395-5913-0 (USA edition)
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October 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Moral Disorder (Charnwood Large Print)
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 1-84617-915-7 / 978-1-84617-915-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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September 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Moral Disorder: and Other Stories
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-385-50384-9 / 978-0-385-50384-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
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September 2006 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Moral Disorder
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-7710-0870-8 / 978-0-7710-0870-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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September 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Moral Disorder
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-7475-8162-2 / 978-0-7475-8162-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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January 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Moral Disorder
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-7393-2694-5 / 978-0-7393-2694-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing
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Paperback Editions

2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Moral Disorder
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 1-84408-033-1 / 978-1-84408-033-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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March 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Moral Disorder
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-7710-0867-8 / 978-0-7710-0867-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moral Disorder and Other Stories
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-385-72164-1 / 978-0-385-72164-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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September 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Moral Disorder: And Other Stories
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 1-4000-2504-4 / 978-1-4000-2504-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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September 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Moral Disorder
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 1-84408-227-X / 978-1-84408-227-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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September 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Moral Disorder
Author(s): M Atwood
ISBN: 0-307-38668-6 / 978-0-307-38668-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Books
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Audio Editions

September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Moral Disorder
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Moral Disorder
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Moral Disorder
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
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2007 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Moral Disorder [Complete & Unabridged]
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 1-4056-0441-7 / 978-1-4056-0441-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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September 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Moral Disorder
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-7393-4051-4 / 978-0-7393-4051-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Moral Disorder
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 1-4159-3345-6 / 978-1-4159-3345-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Moral Disorder
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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September 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Moral Disorder
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Virago
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February 2008 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Moral Disorder and Other Stories
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon