Cat's Eye

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Emblem, 2011 - Friendship - 478 pages
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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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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

Contents

Silver Paper
ii
Ill Empire Bloomers 43
xxxii
Deadly Nightshade
ii
Cats Eye
167
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
197
Haifa Face 2 19
251
Life Drawing 29 3
293
Falling Vomen
347
Picoseconds 43 3
371
Unified Field Theory 45 3
452
Bridge
471
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Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty volumes of poetry, children's literature, fiction, and non-fiction, but is best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1969), The Handmaid's Tale (1985), The Robber Bride (1994), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. A book of short stories called Stone Mattress: Nine Tales was published in 2014. Her novel, MaddAddam (2013), is the final volume in a three-book series that began with the Man-Booker prize-nominated Oryx and Crake (2003) and continued with The Year of the Flood (2009). The Tent (mini-fictions) and Moral Disorder (short fiction) both appeared in 2006. A volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007. In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, a collection of non-fiction essays appeared in 2011. Her non-fiction book, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth was adapted for the screen in 2012. Ms. Atwood's work has been published in more than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian.
Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.
www.margaretatwood.ca

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