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The Blind Assassin

Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood takes the art of storytelling to new heights in a dazzling new novel that unfolds layer by astonishing layer and concludes in a brilliant and wonderfully satisfying twist. For the past twenty-five years, Margaret Atwood has written works of striking originality and imagination. In The Blind Assassin, she stretches the limits of her accomplishments as never before, creating a novel that is entertaining and profoundly serious. The novel opens with these simple, resonant words: "Ten days after the war ended, my sister drove a car off the bridge." They are spoken by Iris, whose terse account of her sister Laura'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. Told in a style that magnificently captures the colloquialisms and clichés of the 1930s and 1940s, The Blind Assassin is a richly layered and uniquely rewarding experience. The novel has many threads and a series of events that follow one another at a breathtaking pace. As everything comes together, readers will discover that the story Atwood is telling is not only what it seems to be--but, in fact, much more. The Blind Assassin proves once again that Atwood is one of the most talented, daring, and exciting writers of our time. Like The Handmaid's Tale, it is destined to become a classic. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Margot Dionne

Length:

18h 19m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

52:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

50:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

53:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

53:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

48:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

47:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

52:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

51:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

51:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

51:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

49:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

47:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

53:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

52:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

51:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

49:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

47:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

46:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

51:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

41:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

49:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

44:27