The Blind AssassinBook - 2000
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.
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Winner of the Booker Prize 2000
Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge.
Thus begins The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood's Booker Prize-winning novel.
Luckily, our sisterly relationship is pretty easy-going. But it's fun to read a mystery/thriller about sisters...
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