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Moral Disorder

Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood is acknowledged as one of the foremost writers of our time. In Moral Disorde, she has created a series of interconnected stories 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. As in a photograph album, time is measured in sharp, clearly observed moments. The '30s, the '40s, the '50s, the '60s, the '70s, the '80s, the '90s, and the present -all are here. The settings vary: large cities, suburbs, farms, northern forests. 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 noted: "The reader has the sense that Atwood has complete access to her people's emotional histories, complete understanding of their hearts and imaginations." "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 four of the stories: "Monopoly," "Moral Disorder," "White Horse," 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. Moral Disorder is fiction, not autobiography; it prefers emotional truths to chronological facts. Nevertheless, not since Cat's Eye has Margaret Atwood come so close to giving us a glimpse into her own life.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Denaker

Length:

7h 44m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:23


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:24


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:43


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:02


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:23


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:09


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:40


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:10


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:12


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:59


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:09


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:37


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:41


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:04


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:54


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:56


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:44


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:57


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

01:23


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

01:45


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:13


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:26


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:43


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:58


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

01:57


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:35


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:41


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:33


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:58


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

01:36


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:37


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:09


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:02


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:12


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:48


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:44


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:19


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:17


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:42


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:19


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:24


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:26


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:32


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:25


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:47


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:56


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:06


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:57


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:47


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:27


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:54


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:14


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

02:59


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:23


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:20


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:33


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

02:52


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:02


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:52


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:35


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:04


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:27


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

01:44


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

02:23


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:43


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:27


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:05


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

02:59


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

01:38


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:07


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

02:53


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:00


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:59


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:11


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

01:15


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:31


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

02:17


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:32


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

02:09


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:31


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:54


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:09


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

02:01


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:11


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:51


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:00


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:04