Controversial painter Elaine Risley returns from Vancouver for a retrospective of her work. Here, in Toronto, the city of her youth, she confronts the submerged layers of her past – her unconventional family, her eccentric and brilliant brother, the self-righteous Mrs. Smeath, and the two men Elaine later came to love in diverse and sometimes disastrous ways. But it is the enigmatic Cordelia, once her tormentor, then her best friend, whose elusive yet powerful presence in her life Elaine finally comes to understand. The realm of childhood and growing up, with its secrecies, cruelties, betrayals, and terrors, has never been so brilliantly evoked. By turns disquieting, humorous, compassionate, haunting and mordant, Cat’s Eye is vintage Atwood.
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My reaction to reading this was not all that different from my reaction at age 19: there are a lot of words, a lot of detail, lots of present tense that appears to create forward momentum ... but ... Read full review
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This book spoke to me personally. Towards the end, I couldn't worry about how the book was going to end. Because it had already given me so much. This book is narrated by a middle-aged painter named ...
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