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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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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, Peter Kemp, SUNDAY TIMES

The fertility of Atwood's imagination is something extraordinary...The only thing familiar about The Blind Assassin is its technical accomplishment and exhilarating emotional power. Everything else is sparkling new, Kathryn Hughes, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Margaret Atwood is one of the most brilliant and unpredictable novelists alive, Kate Kellaway, LITERARY REVIEW

With every year and every novel, Atwood's subjects get bigger...her new novel is so rich thematically and so convincing psychologically... THE BLIND ASSASSIN may indeed prove to be that most elusive of literary unicorns, Elaine Showalter, NEW STATESMAN --This text refers to the paperback 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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Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her novels include Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin and the MaddAddam trilogy. Her 1985 classic, The Handmaid's Tale, went back into the bestseller charts with the election of Donald Trump, when the Handmaids became a symbol of resistance against the disempowerment of women, and with the 2017 release of the award-winning Channel 4 TV series. ‘Her sequel, The Testaments, was published in 2019. It was an instant international bestseller and won the Booker Prize.’

Atwood has won numerous awards including the Booker Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society, the Franz Kafka Prize, the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2019 she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature. She has also worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, librettist, playwright and puppeteer. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

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