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The Blind Assassin by [Margaret Atwood]
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The Blind Assassin New Ed Edition, Kindle Edition

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'Absorbing ... expertly rendered ... Virtuosic storytelling [is] on display.' (The New York Times)

'Brilliant ... Opulent ... Atwood is a poet ... as well as a contriver of fiction, and scarcely a sentence of her quick, dry yet avid prose fails to do useful work, adding to a picture that becomes enormous.' (The New Yorker)

'Margaret Atwood is one of the most brilliant and unpredictable novelists alive.' (Literary Review)

'Atwood has never written with more flair and versatility than in this multidimensional novel. Adding sardonic wit and characterisation that takes you into the ambivalent intricacies of a personality, this is a novel of extraordinary variety and reach. A brilliant accomplishment.' (The Sunday Times) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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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, 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. 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 1947 newspaper article announcing the discovery of a sailboat carrying the dead body of her husband, a distinguished industrialist. Brilliantly weaving together such seemingly disparate elements, Atwood creates a world of astonishing vision and unforgettable impact. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B002TZ3DC6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Virago; New Ed edition (3 September 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 787 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 650 pages
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