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  1. Gingerbreadman

    What does your poem the Animals in That Country mean. Specifically the line “the ceremonial cats possessing the streets.” Please and Thank you.

  2. Nim

    why is there no RSS feed to your blog?

    • marg09

      I don’t know… It’s WordPress. (Which I only about 1/4 understand.) Where would I add an RRS feed button? There is one on the Twitter.

      • To add in the RSS feed buttons go to your Dashboard
        Scroll down to the link area called APPEARANCES on the left side of the screen
        Drop down the menu and you will see WIDGETS – click on that
        The widgets showing up on the right side of this page are on the right side of that widget arranging area.
        You will see the RSS buttons in the middle of the page somewhere… just drag them on over to the right side and I would suggest plunking them at the end of the list of widgets.

        While I don’t really ‘get’ RSS feeds, I do understand millions use them regularily.
        Carolyn 🙂

      • In my browser the rss feed button does already show up in address bar.
        Love rss as they much less intrusive than receiving emails about each post and easier than constantly visiting different websites for updates.

  3. Dear Ms Atwood,thankyou very much for all the inspiration your books have given me for painting.
    I based a painting around that beautiful short story about a cat meeting God,and he is another cat,its on my website and the cat in the painting is my cute boy Angus.
    If you feel like it please have a look at my website.
    Ms Atwood your latest book is fantastic,Im vegetarian because I just love all animals and I have since childhood.
    I havent loved a book like your latest.I never read books twice or keep them but I cant part with it,I love the poems too much.


  4. Margaret Henderson

    Dear Ms. Atwood

    I’ve read Oryx 3 times and Flood twice.
    When will the third book of the trilogy be released?

    Thank you
    Margaret Henderson

  5. Hello Margaret,

    No need to post this, I am writing here because this is too long to tweet. I just want to update you on Ai Weiwei’s house arrest and crabfest. He’s free again. Since many people had already made plans to attend the crabfest when the house arrest was announced, some were on trains when they read on the news on Twitter, the party went ahead without physical presence of the host.
    Here are some photos of the party: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zola/ ,
    a video clip:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/zola/5153165657/ ,
    and some photos of the studio: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_537dcf780100mg0r.html .

    Regards, Helena

  6. Britt

    Hi Margaret, I was after a copy of your poem “Variations on the word love”.

    I have been looking everywhere for a hard copy and was wondering where I could find it.
    Any help would be greatly apreciated.


    • marg09

      Hello Britt: Variation on the word Sleep is in Selected Poems II from Houghton Mifflin. Variation on the word Love is in True Stories… If you really can’t find it I will put it online for you — if this is the one you mean. …

  7. Happy Birthday, Margaret!

  8. Hi Margaret I am Toronto based photographer working on personal project of Portraits of Canadian poets and I have a strong feeling that it won’t be completed without you 🙂
    The project is work in progress and you can look at some exceptional portraits and poets I have done so far. Note there is more poets I have photographed this is just small example of work I am doing. Please feel free to look at http://jandak.blog.com/?p=471 for portrait of George McWhirter plus here is link to others http://jandak.blog.com/?s=poets
    I am looking forward to hear from you soon as well as to having the oportunity to photograph you for this wonderful series.
    Thank you and have a wonderful day

  9. Eve

    You are a true inspiration!

  10. Dear Margaret
    I know you are a birdwatcher and thought you would be interested in my small project getting birders around the world to know each other.
    Some ten years ago I created a global “dating service” for travelling birders http://www.birdingpal.org and now have about 3000 local contact around the world.
    I have of course read your books and just finished reading Payback.
    All the best for the season and the New Year
    Knud Rasmussen

  11. Jen H

    Dear Ms Atwood,

    I started reading your books a few years ago after my english teacher recommended them to me. As generally the type of person who sticks her nose into anything written over a hundred years ago, I didn’t know what to expect but was totally captured. That strange feeling of a hot air balloon in your lungs accompanied by little emotion but what can be called joy comes over me whenever I read any of your novels. I love the way that you tinker with the future – it gives me so much to think about. How wonderful the inside of your head must be.

    Thank you for giving me so many hours of joy!

  12. Sheri White

    Dear Ms. Atwood,

    I have been an admirer of your work for over 20 years and I wanted to tell you about my effort to turn people onto your work now and when I was working part-time at WH Smithbooks in London, Ontario when I was at Western studying English Lit back in the early 90’s. Working in a bookstore can be both a curse and a blessing for a Literature freak, but the experiences were some of the funniest when I look back. I used to cringe when women would walk in looking for the newest Danielle Steele and describe it as, oh, you know, the purple one. I would do my best to censor my thoughts and then I started to be a little more customer service oriented and direct them to my favourite writers first as I slowly guided them away from the coloured books. On one occasion I remember just asking plainly if they read any Canadian literature and why don’t they try this first and postpone that Danielle Steele novel for a week or two. I was going out on a limb, I could have been fired, but I couldn’t take it anymore. The woman left with Lady Oracle, one of my all time favourites, and came back for something else by you, a few weeks later. I was elated. I felt like I had finally made a difference in the world. It was like finding a lost kitten, not really, but you know what I mean. Charitable act, check. I say a lot of this tongue in cheek, but my passion for your work hasn’t waned.

    I recently lent a friend of mine a copy of The Robber Bride and she called me and said, “I can’t believe you are lending me a signed copy” – I had forgotten, actually, I had heard you read at Western and had brought a few books for you to sign, which you did. This friend had not read your work before as she has obviously been on another planet, but now she knows.

    Thank you for your craft.

    Sheri White

  13. bianca

    Dearest Ms Margaret Atwood,

    I had initially become acquainted with your work at sixth form, through ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. After that, I knew that I’d be hooked on your writings for a very long time. I read almost all of your novels, which you have published thus far, including your poems and short story collections. I did my undergraduate thesis on the re-envisioning of fairy tales in a selection of your novels, and will hopefully do a masters thesis on point of view, also on your works.

    Thank you for being my favourite author and I truly wish you the best of luck.

    With Kind Regards,


  14. Lauren

    Ms. Atwood,
    Thank you for being amazing.
    Any advice or recommendations for the student of contemporary women’s literature? Is there anyone that simply should not be overlooked?


  15. I used to write poetry a lot. I’m 29 now, a PhD student in Environmental Studies, and so I don’t write poetry. But I’m trying to start again. I’m trying to write anything creative that might make me feel good and say something about the worlds I’m in that don’t reduce them, pre-empt them, or overly-qualify them… you’re inspiring me to return to it.

  16. Nathalie Griffin

    I was lucky enough to be chosen by the World Book Night (http://www.worldbooknight.org/) people to distribute copies of your book The Blind Assassin on 5th March here in the UK. I’ll be distributing the book at two women’s prisons and I was wondering if you might have a brief word for the recipients, as way of introduction or inspiration?
    As an expat Canadian living in England I feel really privileged to promote your already well-appreciated writing…I suspect that I’ve never fully recovered from the awe of reading The Handmaid’s Tale in high school.

  17. Christopher J Duncanson-Hales

    Ms. Attwood,
    My name is Chris Duncanson-Hales. I recently defended my Phd dissertation in theology and am currently a ‘Roads’ scholar, picking up sessional teaching contracts where I can. I’m applying to teach a course on Science Fiction which brought me to your website where you note that you are working on the final draft of In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination. I’m very interested in the title of this text. As part of my application package I am developing the syllabus I would use to teach this course. My own area of theology is in the phenomenological hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur and what he calls the ‘religious productive imagination’s’ capacity to configure “the most tenacious and most dense human hope, and by rectifying the traditional religious representation, that limit-expressions continue their course beyond a narrative. ” Ricoeur held the Northup Frye Chair in in Literary Theory. The title of the text you are working on seems very similar to the approach I am taking with this course. I would like to learn some more about this text and your understanding of the relation between Science Fiction and the productive imagination and perhaps invite you to speak to my class, should my application be successful. I’ve had this idea of using Skype to invite guest lecturer’s to speak to a class. Is this something that you might be interested in? The class is a summer course running from May to July on Mondays to Wednesday, 7pm – 10pm. To participate you would only need a web cam and an internet connection somewhere in the world.
    Any way thank you for your time and consideration and I’ll look forward to hearing from you. You can contact me ‘off blog’ at cduncansonhales@laurentianu.ca

  18. I read and studied your work whilst in University. As a proud Canadian, knowing that this country produced such a fantastic writer as yourself makes me even more proud! 🙂

    Thank you for sharing your genius with the world…

  19. I am astounded. Today, my amateur third rate movie blog was featured on the WordPress “freshly pressed” page. I spent my evening coping with the fact that my typical 10 blog views per day had turned into 4000 views. Mind you, I’m not complaining. I’m ecstatic, if not a little overwhelmed. But after I went through the 100 blog comments I had tonight, I looked on the WordPress home page only to discover–pictured right above and to the right of my post–was a post by Margaret Atwood. Forgive me if I seem a little star struck. I have read Oryx and Crake (loved it), and I have The Year of the Flood tucked neatly in a stack next to my bed, waiting to be read. I will forver remember this day as the day that my lame self was feaured right along next to the wonderful Margaret Atwood. Haha. Thank you, Ms. Atwood, for your great books. And thank you for sharing your posts here on WordPress. I am honored. Now, my fifteen minutes are over.

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  21. Fiona

    I’m doing a course on women’s writing and last week we discussed ‘Surfacing’ in our seminar. I have been thinking about the narrator and how, if she does go back with Joe, what would she do as a career? I know you didn’t give the reader this information and left us with the possibility of return but I couldn’t help wondering whether, if she did return, would she buy the tools she burnt and continue her job and her imitations, or maybe do something else.

    I like to think that maybe she did something similar to Joe’s unadmired pots but my tutor warned me of valuing Joe’s pots too highly. I know you must be very busy but I thought it couldn’t hurt to ask you if you had a future career in mind for her? Or if that would be giving too much away, did you see Joe’s pots as something which was better than her commercial art? If these questions ask to much then I would like to say that ‘Surfacing’ has stayed with me and given me much food for thought and for that, thank you.

    • marg09

      Hello Fiona: Good question.. A number of 20th C. artists worked as commercial artists during the day to pay the rent, then did their own work on time bought by the commercial art. So I think she might do the commercial art again but with a different attitude towards it, and then go on to try her hand at some work of her own. Take the risk — which is what all artists do — without knowing whether or not she would be successful. (There is always a fear factor, for anyone who wants to “be an artist” of any kind.)

  22. Nadia

    Hello Ms Atwood,

    I am so thrilled to present a conference paper on the Handmaid’s Tale, the novel and the movie, at the University of Western Ontario. I was just wondering if I can get a short comment on what it means to you that textual-cinematographic “entre-deux”?

    Thank you

    • marg09

      Hello Nadia: It was a fascinating experience which I will write about sometime. Harold Pinter was the screenwriter; Natasha Richardson was the star. Both gone now. Good luck with your paper — Margaret

  23. Sharon

    Dear Ms. Atwood,
    My class has been reading — and enjoying — “Giving Birth.” Despite many searches, we cannot figure out which song Jeannie has been birthed from (“I call this woman Jeanie after the song”) We have been having fun with “I Dream of Jeannie” and Butch Walker’s “If (Jeannie’s song)” but are pretty sure those aren’t right. Can you give us some insight?
    Thank you!

    • marg09

      Thanks — glad you are having fun. Jeannie is from the Stephen Foster song — a song about a girl who does not exist. The narrator points out that Jeannie’s hair is light brown, but hers is not, so they are not the same person. Jeannie is the possibility of death — since in the song, Jeannie has died.
      Hope that helps…

  24. Susan

    Hi Ms. Atwood!

    I have recently been tasked with writing a critical essay about a compilation of your works, and also making a presentation on 3 of your novels. I have enjoyed every minute of reading your books–and I genuinely mean that–and I was wondering if you could answer a broad question of mine. How big a role (if any) does ignorance, or any form of it, play in your books? (Especially the speculative fiction–like Oryx or The Handmaid’s Tale–or any others.)

    Thanks very much!

    • marg09

      Hello Susan: That’s a very broad question. If by “ignorance” you mean a character’s not knowing a fact or a past history of someone else, or not being able to predict the outcome of a set of actions, I’d say it’s crucial. (As it is in life.) In some books, the knowledge of the central character is of necessity restricted — that is, the character is denied knowledge (HMT) or it is unavailable because of the deaths of those who possessed it (O&C). But any novel proceeds from less to more, on the part of characters and readers both. All best, M

  25. Ms. Atwood, have you seen this?

    (scroll down to Photo 10)

    Probably someone has already pointed it out, but just in case you haven’t seen it, I thought you might be interested…


    PS Thanks for supplying me with the title for my blog : )

  26. Lauren

    Ms Atwood,
    What would you say are the most important and influencial aspects of your life that have shaped your writing style?

  27. Rob

    Dear Ms Atwood,
    We are Canadian marine conservation biologists, currently living in St Andrews (Scotland). We’ve been invited to give a talk in Toronto on World Oceans Day (8 June) on our seabird, whale and dolphin research in BC, and have spent days seeking courage to invite you to attend. Checked your website: you’re in St Andrews that week. Our life, by O. Henry. Seems like you get to Scotland often these days, though. Please know you always have a tour guide here, or better yet, let us know if you ever want to see whales in BC. Safe travels, Rob&Erin

  28. Michelle

    I’m sure this has been asked repeatedly but I’m anxious to know when the the third book in the MadAddam Trilogy will be coming out. Loved “Oryx and Crake” and am reading “The Year of the Flood” now. Thanks so much.

  29. Timothy Boese

    I had to rush out and buy “Flood” because I had just finished “Oryx & Crake” and was needing more… but then I got to page 367.
    The next page was a title page: St. Rachel And All Birds.
    The next pages were duplicates of pages 339 through 367, ending on another title page “St. Rachel…”
    The next page was #403. I was shrifted of chapters 68 through 73 in their entirety. What happened to Amanda, Shackie and Croze? I gather Oates was killed and Amanda was abused, but the reerences to Rebecca, the cobb house and the point where the two novels come together is missing, much to my frustration. Where can I find these pages?
    Plus, will there really be a third book? I mean, I heard of ‘leave ’em wanting more, but… oh, grrr.

    • marg09

      Hi Timothy: You got a misprinted book. Grr indeed! Take it back to wherever you got it and ask them to give you a complete one, OR notify the publisher and ask for a replacement. If nothing happens, let me know! Writing 3rd book now… So glad you liked 1 and 2! M

  30. Paula C. Smith

    Dear Margaret Atwood:

    I am so glad that you spoke out about the libraries. I spit my coffee all over the screen laughing at that Ford fool who simply reinforced the reasons libraries should not be closed. I was like that little girl in the movie for children Matilda, adopted, lost in the ’50’s wondering what in God’s name I had to do with my tribe and then thanks to my librarian who was also my mother’s best friend I found kindred souls at 5 years old. I grew up reading under covers with flashlights and in the sun under a shady tree until my Nanny chastised me saying “you will ruin your eyes”. I get neurotic when I go to someone’s house and there are no books. I have banana boxes of them on two by fours in my basement in case of floods waiting for my shelves to built in the living room which will be where people like insurance men will wait for me to come. You, Syliva Fraser and Anne Cameron are my muses and my fairy godmothers. You taught me women have brain muscles and tongues of steel. Thank you. If you never write another word and refuse to speak you will still have resonated 15 generations from now. The squirrels will remember you through some osmosis from the collective consciousness. We might see them in whatever form with their reading glasses on perusing the books we hopefully harbour.


  31. obsidianfactory

    I was introduced to your writings in my A’Level years and I Thank Allah Almighty I got to read your work — you are one of my favourite authors. Keep on writing ^_^

  32. Maya

    Hello Ms. Atwood,

    I am writing a paper on your poetry, focusing specifically on your book Morning In The Burned House.
    I was wondering if you could tell me briefly what some of your influences were in writing the poems?
    I am very interested in your work, and would love to delve deeper into meaning/influences of your poems.

    Thank you,

    • marg09

      Hello Maya: Your best source is The Margaret Atwood Society at The Margaret Atwood Society
      themargaretatwoodsociety.wordpress.com/ They have a lot of resources! All best, Margaret

      • Maya

        Thank you! It is very helpful!
        I’m I a Creative Writing program at School of the Arts in SF, CA, and we were assigned an paper called “Ponder A Poet”. We were instructed to choose a poet whom we are influenced by, and I chose you!
        Just thought you might want to know what this is for, and I really appreciate your help.


  33. Sheryl Johnston

    Hi, i’m studying the poem Sehkmet the lionheaded goddess of war as part of my a-level course work. I was just wondering (if you can remember) what was your inspiration behind the poem, why did you write it. This would greatly help me in my work as though the poem inspired me i can find not much information about it.
    A reply would be greatly appreciated

  34. susan heath

    Dear Margaret Atwood,

    I thought you might be interested in this “Opinion” piece by me, published in last week’s New York Times Sunday Review section. It’s my attempt to help stave off “The Handmaid’s Tale.”


    With admiration, Susan Heath

  35. Michelle Wilczewski

    Susan, Great piece. Insightful ,thoughtful and thought provoking. Thank you for sharing. Michelle

  36. adil sayeed

    Ms. Atwood
    Hope it’s OK to use your blog to contact you with a request. I know you care about our city Toronto and our country Canada. Please consider endorsing the Ranked Ballot Initiative to reform the voting system in Toronto.
    Contact: info@rabit.ca
    Explanation of how it would work at the federal level in an article by Professor Paul Litt and I:
    I know you get lots of requests. Thanks for your consideration.
    Adil Sayeed

  37. Hello – am just wondering if we could meet for tea on Pelee Island – years ago I had you write that we would have tea together in the front of one of your books. I am a great fan, lover of literature, and defender of all things Margaret Atwood.
    And no, I do not really expect you to have tea with me — but it is a nice dream. – Louann

  38. María de Alva

    Dear Margaret Atwood:

    I write to you from Mexico. I discovered your books first in the late 80´s as a student of literature in college here in the Tecnológico de Monterrey. The first book I read was a translation of “The Handmaid´s Tale” (El cuento de la criada). Since then I´ve read both in English and Spanish: “The Edible Woman”, “Surfacing”, “Oryx and Crake” and “The Year of the Flood”.

    I admire your books greatly, I think your depictions of human nature are insightful, humorous, ironic and at times sinister. Many characters are endearing. Your detail and story-telling wraps the reader and makes us remember that literature is all about he human condition and the telling of it.

    I hope one day you come to our college. I teach here now after graduating and doing graduate work in the U.S.A. at UCLA. My dissertation is on women writers: body and narration. I think students would love to have you talk about Oryx and Crake or other books. If it is possible, please write.

    María de Alva

  39. Helen Caddes

    Dear Margaret,

    I simply adore your work and wanted to share the story of a friend of mine with you because I believe you would be simply outraged – and maybe called to action.

    The wrongful conviction of Kirstin Blaise Lobato

    In sisterhood,

  40. I am a painter and have very much enjoyed your books. It is rare that one finds potently meaningful books in the vast detritus of contemporary life. I have made paintings that are reflections of worlds you and a few others reveal in words. This one is titled, “book keeper”. http://www.trbimg.com/img-503f55ee/turbine/hc-artists-of-the-month-in-west-haven-southing-001/600

  41. zara

    Hi ma’am,
    I am an ib student from India, and a huge fan of your work. I am writing my extended essay on the significance of the Night in your book ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. I was wondering if you could give me a short comment on it- something I could quote in my paper? I would really appreciate it.
    Thank you for writing one of the best books I’ve ever read

    • marg09

      Hello Zara: There is a huge amount written about the Handmaid’s Tale.. by me as well, especially in In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination. Lots of quotable things there! Or consult the Margaret Atwood Society..it’s online… All best, M

  42. Hello Ms. Atwood,

    My name is Alexander Lobo and I am currently studying the topic “Dystopian Society” in my IBHL English Class. I have just recently finished your novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” and am required to do a presentation on the work. I was hoping you could clarify some queries I have with regards to your thought process when writing the book. After conducting some research, I was able to find various interviews and essays stating that you do not consider yourself a feminist, or rather you are not sure, regardless of how your novels may appear. My question to you is what were/are your motives for writing “The Handmaid’s Tale”? Were you trying to represent the oppression of women, and if so why? Or did you have another aim in mind? I am fascinated by your book and thus would truly appreciate a further understanding of the motives behind it.

    Thank you,
    Alexander Lobo

    • marg09

      Thanks — this reply is a bit late, as I could not get into my own WordPress for a while… My main interest is in totalitarianisms, most of which attempt to control reproduction one way or another. Most obviously through controlling women.

  43. Hello, I just wanted to stop in and say what an influence you and your books have been! I love your work, so much, in fact, that for a project in high school, I rewrote almost the entirety of The Handmaid’s Tale from Nick’s perspective as well as music inspired by the book. I can’t remember the purpose of the project, but I do remember that you inspired me greatly. I’ve been out of high school for a few years now, but your book is one of the few that has moved with me to three different countries. Thank you!

  44. Sarah

    Dear Ms. Margaret Atwood,

    We are Senior Communication students from Trinity University of Asia (Philippines) and we are working on our thesis this year 2012-2013. Our thesis is primarily about women empowerment in the context of your book, “The Edible Woman” and its relationship to Filipino Feminism. In this regard, we would like to seek for your help by serving as our interviewee for our thesis. We are sure that your expertise in the said subject matter would help our group map out the thesis.

    In line with this, we would like to set an interview online with you at the time and date you are most convenient. If you have any question, you can contact us through our emails: (sharmainebenedito@yahoo.com / sasdhalal@gmail.com)

    Thank you and we are hoping for your favorable response.

    • marg09

      Hello … THis reply is late, as I was locked out of my own WordPress for a while. Your best resource is probably the Margaret Atwood Society… they would probably be able to connect you with some people who have worked on The Edible Woman. Good luck!

  45. Hi Ms. Atwood,

    I was just reading about your indiegogo fanado campaign. Were you happy with the way that went? Did you actually receive the pledged funds? Would you change anything about the way you set up the campaign?

    And would you please advise: do you consider indiegogo a good alternative to Kickstarter, and would you use indiegogo again for another campaign?

    Thank you!

  46. Dear Margaret Atwood

    Looking forward to seeing you at the Perth Writers Festival in 2013. I have my ticket. Hope the weather treats you well.

    Iris Lavell

  47. Al Kline

    I read some of your poems at the Poetry Foundation. I think they are wonderful. I invite you to read some of my poems, I just started writing this year putting ‘finger to button’ for the first time. Thanks again for your inspiration.

  48. Hi Al, if you’re talking about my poems, I thank you. I’m not sure how wordpress works, but got this message in my email, which was a pleasant surprise because I do dabble in poetry. I’ll look out for yours on poetsonline.

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  50. Where have you been all my life? I must have been lying with Elaine under the bridge or banished to Xenon with Iris. I’m here now, though.

  51. Ed Schofield

    Hi Marg09,
    I wonder if you would be interested in my bio. Just looking at the cover will tell you whether or not it is for you. Lot’s of humour in it. Please forgive the passing reference to you.

    Here’s the blurb for the book jacket:
    Join Ed on a wild, roller-coaster ride from rags to riches in a humorous look at life through blurry and jaundiced eyes as he relates his blow-by-blow account of an incredible climb to financial freedom by age forty-nine. It’s a moving and memorable tale of intellectual, emotional, spiritual and financial growth.
    Exposing emotionally raw, amusing and sometimes tragic personal history, with a cynical view of high finance, and peppered throughout with hilarious anecdotes and side trips, the author explains each step in his self-development on the way to achieving financial freedom.
    You won’t close this book without being changed!
    Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/How-I-Became-Millionaire-ebook/dp/B00BLYAWBG

    Take advantage of the “Look Inside” feature and browse two chapters to get a feel for the writing style.

  52. Dear Margaret Atwood,
    during working hours I am a librarian, but after hours I change spectacles and assume the role of editor. The current issue of Hamilton Arts & Letters magazine has a lovely tribute to Richard Landon that you might enjoy. Our 5th Anniversary Issue will be released end of May 2013. You can find HA&L at HALmagazine.com
    Best to you,
    Paul Lisson

  53. Hi Ms. Atwood,
    My ENG356 Short Story students (Grand Canyon University) did an end-of-the-semester video, and you’re mentioned in it, so I wanted to pass it along to you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-S0YBYl8fA

    Thank you 🙂

  54. Noah

    Quick question about Maddaddam. Can all of the Crakers communicate with the pigoons or just Blackbeard? My English class is curious! (We all read and loved your trilogy!)

    Thank you,
    Dr. Lawler’s Class

    • marg09

      Hello: Thanks — They can all understand the Pigoons, some of it vibrationally (mind to mind), but Blackbeard has translation abilities, and can translate from “pigoon” to “craker” (which is musical in nature) and then to “double-skinned odd wrinkly people” talk. So, like from Chinese to Haida and then to English. Takes a certain set of skills!

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