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.
By turns disquieting, humorous, compassionate, haunting and mordant, Cat's Eye is vintage Atwood.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - fromthecomfychair - LibraryThing
Many of the reviewers here have rated this their favorite Atwood novel, and I would have to agree. I read it years ago, but remember wincing through the scenes of girlhood cruelty. They really brought childhood back to me. Love to reread this sometime. Read full review
Cat's EyeUser Review - Laurie Selwyn - Book Verdict
Returning to her childhood home for an art show, Elaine Risley finds herself confronting old, painful memories and current identity issues. Told retrospectively, the book examines Risley's life and ... Read full review
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