The Blind Eye

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Viking, 2001 - Australian fiction - 288 pages
Silas is haunted by the vision of a luminous, surreal garden on the outskirts of Port Tremaine, a desolate country town. In this garden lives Constance, as beautiful as the morning and as blind as the night. They say Constance can see the truth at the heart of things to which others are blind - but where does truth begin and blindness end? When Silas leaves Port Tremaine, he is unable to live with his memories of the garden and unable to make sense of his fractured life. He goes to Daniel for healing, but he is not the only one who needs to be healed. As Silas learns to come to terms with what he saw and what he refuses to see, Daniel, too, begins to recognize his own habitual blindness and learns to open his eyes to the truths about his own past. "The Blind Eye" is a shimmering tale of nature and artifice, love and obsession, vision and sight, and memory and forgetting.

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Georgia Blain's first two novels, Closed for Winter and Candelo, dealt with families affected by tragedy. With The Blind Eye, Blain challenges us to `think a little differently, ... throw away notions ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Georgia Blain was born on December 12, 1964 in Australia. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a copyright lawyer and a journalist. She wrote adult and young adult novels including Closed for Winter, Candelo, The Blind Eye, Names for Nothingness, Darkwater, Too Close to Home, Snake in the Grass, Strange Times, and Special. Between a Wolf and a Dog won the 2016 Queensland Literary Award in the fiction category. She wrote a memoir entitled Births Deaths Marriages: True Tales and a short story collection entitled The Secret Lives of Men. She was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor in 2015. She died on December 9, 2016 at the age of 51.

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