The Blind Assassin

by Margaret Atwood | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0385720955 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingwaterfallingwing of Raleigh, North Carolina USA on 7/1/2022
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The Blind Assassin opens with these simple, resonant words: "Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge." They are spoken by Iris Chase Griffen, sole surviving descendant of a once rich and influential Ontario family, whose terse account of her sister'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. Entitles The Blind Assassin, it is a science fiction story improvised 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.

Released 1 mo ago (7/2/2022 UTC) at Little Free Library - Brevard County offices Viera in Melbourne, Florida USA

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