So did many who lived during the Black Death, although their accounts often stop abruptly. The book earned Atwood her third of five Booker Prize nominations.
Toad, Ltd. Again, it depends what you may mean by that. Just as the Bolsheviks destroyed the Mensheviks in order to eliminate political competition and Red Guard factions fought to the death against one another, the Catholics and the Baptists are being targeted and eliminated.
Atwood's identity as a Canadian author has always been very important to her, and she has achieved tremendous success in spite of the serious handicap presented by her desire to be known as a Canadian writer.
Atwood has also held positions as an English lecturer or writer-in-residence at various universities.
Because, I reply, so many people throughout history have had their names changed, or have simply disappeared from view. Atwood's anti-heroine is a woman named Zenia, a sexual predator who wreaks havoc on the lives of three friends.