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Read online The Blind Assassin.pdf 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 by Margaret Atwood

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The Blind Assassin
Title:The Blind Assassin
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ISBN:1860498809
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Number of Pages:637
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Mystery, Canada
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