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Blind Assassin

Booker Prize Winner.

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  • "Laura Chase dies in an automobile accident in 1947, leaving her sister Iris to carry on."
  • "Booker Prize Winner."@en
  • ""More than fifty years on, Iris Chase is remembering [her sister] Laura's mysterious death. And so begins ... [a] story of two sisters and their secrets. Set against a panoramic background of twentieth-century history, The Blind Assassin is an epic tale of memory, intrigue and betrayal."--Back cover."
  • "Told in the story within a story fashion, the reader learns about the mysterious death of one sister from her surviving sister."
  • "Laura Chase's older sister Iris, married at eighteen to a politically prominent industrialist but now poor and eighty-two, is living in Port Ticonderoga, a town dominated by their once-prosperous family before the First War. While coping with her unreliable body, Iris reflects on her far from exemplary life, in particular the events surrounding her sister's tragic death. Chief among these was the publication of The Blind Assassin, a novel which earned the dead Laura Chase not only notoriety but also a devoted cult following. Sexually explicit for its time, The Blind Assassin describes a risky affair in the turbulent thirties between a wealthy young woman and a man on the run. During their secret meetings in rented rooms, the lovers concoct a pulp fantasy set on Planet Zycron. As the invented story twists through love and sacrifice and betrayal, so does the real one; while events in both move closer to war and catastrophe. By turns lyrical, outrageous, formidable, compelling and funny, this is a novel filled with deep humour and dark drama."
  • "'Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge'. More than fifty years on, Iris Chase Griffen reflects on a far from exemlary life, in particular the events surrounding her sister's death. Chief among these was the publication of the 'Blind Assassin', a sexually-explicit novel which earned the dead Laura Chase not only notoriety, but a cult following."@en
  • "Tale of two sisters, one of whom dies under ambiguous circumstances in the opening pages."
  • "Iris describes the 1945 death of her sister, who drives her car off a bridge, followed, two years later, by the death of her husband, in a story that features a novel-within-a-novel about two unnamed lovers who meet in a dark backstreet room."@en
  • "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. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "Even now, at the age of 82, Iris lives in the shadow cast by her younger sister Laura. Now poor and trying to cope with a failing body, Iris reflects on her far from exemplary life, in particular the events surrounding her sister's tragic death."
  • "Iris Chase Griffen ponders the death of her sister, Laura, including an examination of Laura's posthumously published novel, The blind assassin."@en
  • ""More than fifty years on, Iris Chase is remenbering Laura's mysterious death. And so begins an extraordinary and compelling story of two sisters and their secrets."
  • ""Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge." Thus begins this novel. Laura Chase's older sister Iris, married at eighteen to a politically prominent industrialist but now poor and eighty-two, is living in Port Ticonderoga, a town dominated by their once prosperous family. While coping with her unreliable body, Iris reflects on her far from exemplary life, in particular the events surrounding her sister's tragic death."
  • "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.From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "The First World War was a traumatic time for many people. This was the case for Laura Chase, who drove her car off a bridge 10 days after the war ended. Laura leaves behind a sexually explicit novel that tells the story of a risky affair between a wealthy young woman and a man on the run from his past. In The Blind Assassin, Laura's sister Iris reflects on her own life as it parallels the events in the book."@en
  • "A novel about an affair between a rich woman and a socialist man. Together, they invent a fantasy set on a fictional planet."@en
  • "A science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in a dingy backstreet room. Set in a multi-layered story of the death of a woman's sister and husband in the 1940's, with a novel-within-a novel as a background."@en
  • "A science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in a dingy backstreet room. Set in a multi-layered story of the death of a woman's sister and husband in the 1940's, with a novel-within-a novel as a background."
  • "The intimate focus of a family drama."
  • ""A story within a story in which the memoir of World War II era button heiress Iris Chase alternates with a science fiction romance about a blind killer who falls in love with a mute virgin.""

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  • "Psychological fiction"@en
  • "Psychological fiction"
  • "Canadian fiction"
  • "Genres littéraires"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Domestic fiction"@en
  • "Domestic fiction"
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Uncorrected proofs (Printing)"@en
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Authors' autographs (Provenance)"@en
  • "Large type books"
  • "Large type books"@en
  • "Drama"@en
  • "Advance copies (Publishing)"
  • "Advance copies (Publishing)"@en
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Proofs (Printing)"
  • "Love stories"@en
  • "Love stories"
  • "Printouts"
  • "Audiobooks"
  • "Romantic suspense fiction"
  • "Powieść kanadyjska w języku angielskim"

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  • "Blind assassin"
  • "Blind Assassin"@en
  • "The Blind Assassin"
  • "The Blind Assassin"@en
  • "The Blind Assassin A Novel"@en
  • "The blind assassin : [a novel]"
  • "The blind assasin"@en
  • "The blind assassin"
  • "The blind assassin"@en
  • "The blind assassin [sound recording]"@en
  • "The blind assassin [sound recording]"
  • "The blind assassin : complete and unabridged"@en
  • "The blind assassin : a novel"@en
  • "The blind assassin : a novel"
  • "The Blind assassin"@en
  • "The Blind assassin"
  • "The blind assassin a novel"@en

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