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The Resource The Blind Assassin

The Blind Assassin

Label
The Blind Assassin
Title
The Blind Assassin
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Atwood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's TaleWINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZEIn 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
Summary
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
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2001.
  • Booker Prize, 2000.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2000.
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013456
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
The Blind Assassin
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:00eccd58-e3fd-4e80-90b0-2757cfb1c768
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307428172
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Blind Assassin
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:00eccd58-e3fd-4e80-90b0-2757cfb1c768
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307428172
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      4615 9th Avenue, Port Arthur, TX, 77642, US
      29.9262479 -93.9478459
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