Cat's Eye

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 8, 2011 - Fiction - 480 pages
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Blind Assassin comes a breathtaking novel about a woman grappling with the tangled knot of her life. Disturbing, hilarious, and compassionate, Cat’s Eye is the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art. Engulfed by vivid images of the past, she reminisces about a trio of girls who initiated her into the fierce politics of childhood and its secret world of friendship, longing, and betrayal. Elaine must come to terms with her own identity as a daughter, a lover, an artist, and a woman—but above all she must seek release from her haunting memories.

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Elaine Risley, a painter in her late middle age, returns to Toronto for a retrospective of her work. Her visit triggers memories of growing up the daughter of scientist whose research focused on ... Read full review

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This is my 250th book from the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die list. I chose to read this book for that milestone because I am Canadian and Margaret Lawrence is the Canadian author on the list with ... Read full review


TEN Life Drawing
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TWO Silver Paper
THREE Empire Bloomers
FOUR Deadly Nightshade
FIVE Wringer
SIX Cats
SEVEN Our Lady of Perpetual Help
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About the author (2011)

Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, her novels include Cat’s Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood; and her most recent, MaddAddam. She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award, and lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.

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