The Blind Assassin: A Novel

By | November 20, 2019
The Blind Assassin: A Novel Author Margaret Atwood
ISBN-10 0385720955
ISBN-13 9780385720953
Year 2001-08-28
Pages 521
Language English
Publisher Anchor
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From the 1New York Timesbestselling author ofThe Handmaid s TaleIn her bestselling Booker Prize winning masterpiece Margaret Atwood weaves together stories within stories concluding with a brilliant twist The Blind Assassinopens 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 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 Lauras story Atwood introduces a novel within a novel EntitledThe 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 Brilliantly bringing together such seemingly disparate elements Atwood creates a world of astonishing vision and unforgettable impact

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