Book 9: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Blind Assassin is a novel by the Canadian writer Margaret Atwood. It was first published in 2000. Set in Canada, it is narrated from the present day, referring back to events that span the twentieth century.
The work was awarded the Man Booker Prize in 2000 .
“Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge.” More than fifty years on, Iris Chase is remembering Laura’s mysterious death. And so begins an extraordinary and compelling story of two sisters and their secrets. Set against a panoramic backdrop of twentieth-century history, The Blind Assassin is an epic tale of memory, intrigue and betrayal.
(Interesting fact: My book edition of The Blind Assassin repeats around 50 pages in the middle of the book. So I have a double set of the middle of the story. Something must’ve happened during printing.)