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The Blind Assassin

The Blind Assassin

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

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE

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.

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Anchor Books
Published: 08/28/2001
Pages: 544
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.25w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780385720953

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

Award: Libris Awards - Winner
Award: International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
BookPage 09/01/2001 pg. 13
Entertainment Weekly 09/28/2001 pg. 66
Booklist 06/01/2002 pg. 1678

About the Author
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 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood, MaddAddam; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator's Award. In 2019, she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature.

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