Contents: This study explores how Atwood plays with the relationship between form and meaning, and the extent to which her
narrative designs reflect the contents of her various works. Based on research into Atwood's unpublished drafts and typescripts
and on interviews with Atwood herself, To Join, to Fit, and to Make primarily focuses on two of Atwood's mature works
of fiction, Cat's Eye and The Robber Bride. By tracing the function of certain literary myths and themes that
recur in different guises throughout Atwood's work, the author elucidates aspects of Atwood's writing that are vital to her
art of creating new and challenging fiction.