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The Blind Assassin

The Blind Assassin
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Description: Amazon Review "It's loss and regret and misery and yearning that drive the story forward", writes Margaret Atwood, towards the end of her impressive and complex new novel, The Blind Assassin. It's a melancholic account of why writers write--and readers read--and one that frames the different lives told through this book. The Blind Assassin is (at least) two novels. At the end of her life, Iris Griffen takes up her pen to record the secret history of her family, the romantic melodrama of its decline and fall between the two world wars. Conjuring a world of prosperity and misery, marriage and loneliness, the central enig ... (more)
Manufacturer: Virago
Release date: 3 September 2001
ISBN-10 : 1860498809 | ISBN-13: 9781860498800
Tags: Fiction (5), Canadian (4), Sci-fi (2), Romance (2), PC (2), Historical Fiction (2), Canada (2), B&N (2), Man Booker Prize Winner (2), HC (2), 1001 Books TBR (2), Novel (2), Canadian Lit. (2), 2000 (2), North America (2), Novels (2), 2000s (2)
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