The Blind Assassin

September 6, 2011|
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
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“Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge.”
 
Iris Chase Griffen, married at eighteen to a wealthy industrialist but now poor and eighty-two, recalls her far from exemplary life, and the events leading up to her sister’s death, gradually revealing the carefully guarded Chase family secrets. Among these is a novel that earned the dead Laura Chase not only notoriety but also a devoted cult following. Sexually explicit for its time, The Blind Assassin describes a risky affair in the turbulent thirties between a wealthy young woman and a man on the run. During their secret meetings in rented rooms, the lovers concoct a pulp fantasy set on a distant planet. As the invented story twists through love and sacrifice and betrayal, so does the real one; while events in both move closer to war and catastrophe. By turns lyrical, outrageous, formidable, compelling and funny, this is a novel filled with deep humour and dark drama that comes together in a brilliant and astonishing final twist.
MARGARET ATWOOD, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, now an award-winning TV series, her novels include Cat’s Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Boo...
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Title:The Blind Assassin
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:656 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 2 in
Shipping dimensions:656 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 2 in
Published:September 6, 2011
Publisher:McClelland & Stewart
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780771008917

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