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The Blind Assassin by Atwood, Margaret

The Blind Assassin


Margaret Atwood

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale


In The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood weaves together strands of gothic suspense, romance, and science fiction into one utterly spellbinding narrative. The novel begins with the mysterious death--a possible suicide--of a young woman named Laura Chase in 1945. Decades later, Laura's sister Iris recounts her memories of their childhood, and of the dramatic deaths that have punctuated their wealthy, eccentric family's history. Intertwined with Iris's account are chapters from the scandalous novel that made Laura famous, in which two illicit lovers amuse each other by spinning a tale of a blind killer on a distant planet. These richly layered stories-within-stories gradually illuminate the secrets that have long haunted the Chase family, coming together in a brilliant and astonishing final twist.

Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Anchor Books
Published: 08/28/2001
ISBN: 9780385720953
Pages: 544
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.10w x 1.00d
Award: Libris Awards - Winner
Award: International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award - Nominee

Review Citations: BookPage 09/01/2001 pg. 13
Entertainment Weekly 09/28/2001 pg. 66
Booklist 06/01/2002 pg. 1678

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 44870 / Blind Assassin
Reading Level: 6.8 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 30