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Title:The Blind Assassin
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Virago Press Ltd
ISBN:1860498809
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Number of Pages:637
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Mystery, Canada

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Blind Assassin Margaret Atwood takes the art of storytelling to new heights in a dazzling novel that unfolds layer by astonishing layer and concludes in a brilliant and wonderfully satisfying twist Told in a style that magnificently captures the colloquialisms and clich s of the s and s The Blind Assassin is a richly layered and uniquely rewarding experience .

It 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 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 newspaper article announcing the discovery of a sailboat carrying the dead body of her husband a distinguished industrialist .

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 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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A man made plague has swept the earth but a small group survives along with the green eyed Crakers a gentle species bio engineered to replace humans Toby onetime member of the Gods Gardeners and expert in mushrooms and bees is still in love with street smart Zeb who has an interesting past The Crakers reluctant prophet Snowman the Jimmy is hallucinating Amanda is in shock from a Painballer attack and Ivory Bill yearns for the provocative Swift Fox who is flirting with Zeb Meanwhile giant Pigoons and malevolent Painballers threaten to attack br br Told with wit dizzying imagination and dark humour Booker Prize winning Margaret Atwood s unpredictable chilling and hilarious MaddAddam takes us further into a challenging dystopian world and holds up a skewed mirror to our own possible future, Margaret Atwood takes the art of storytelling to new heights in a dazzling novel that unfolds layer by astonishing layer and concludes in a brilliant and wonderfully satisfying twist Told in a style that magnificently captures the colloquialisms and clich s of the s and s The Blind Assassin is a richly layered and uniquely rewarding experience br br It 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 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 newspaper article announcing the discovery of a sailboat carrying the dead body of her husband a distinguished industrialist br br 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 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, Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant because in an age of declining births Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable Offred can remember the years before when she lived and made love with her husband Luke when she played with and protected her daughter when she had a job money of her own and access to knowledge But all of that is gone now, Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery his housekeeper and mistress Some believe Grace is innocent others think her evil or insane Now serving a life sentence Grace claims to have no memory of the murders br br Dr Simon Jordan an up and coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories Is Grace a female fiend A bloodthirsty femme fatale Or is she the victim of circumstances