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The blind assassin

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Margaret Atwood takes the art of storytelling to new heights in a dazzling new novel that unfolds layer by astonishing layer and concludes in a brilliant and wonderfully satisfying twist. For the past twenty-five years, Margaret Atwood has written works of striking originality and imagination. In The Blind Assassin , she stretches the limits of her accomplishments as never before, creating a novel that is entertaining and profoundly serious. The novel opens with these simple, resonant words: "Ten days after the war ended, my sister drove a car off the bridge." They are spoken by Iris, whose terse account of her sister Laura's death in 1945 is followed by an inquest report proclaiming the death accidental. But just as the reader expects to settle into Laura's story, Atwood introduces a novel-within-a- novel. Entitled The Blind Assassin , it is a science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in dingy backstreet rooms. When we return to Iris, it is through a 1947 newspaper article announcing the discovery of a sailboat carrying the dead body of her husband, a distinguished industrialist. Told in a style that magnificently captures the colloquialisms and clichés of the 1930s and 1940s, The Blind Assassin is a richly layered and uniquely rewarding experience. The novel has many threads and a series of events that follow one another at a breathtaking pace. As everything comes together, readers will discover that the story Atwood is telling is not only what it seems to be--but, in fact, much more. The Blind Assassin proves once again that Atwood is one of the most talented, daring, and exciting writers of our time. Like The Handmaid's Tale , it is destined to become a classic.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Domestic fiction, Fiction -- Authorship -- Fiction, Large type books, Psychological fiction, Sisters -- Death -- Fiction, Widows -- Fiction
title_display The blind assassin
title_full Blind Assassin, The Blind Assassin A Novel, The blind assassin / Margaret Atwood, The blind assassin [sound recording] / Margaret Atwood, The blind assassin [text (large print)] / Margaret Atwood
title_short The blind assassin
topic_facet Audiobooks, Authorship, Death, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Mystery, Science Fiction, Sisters, Widows