Tuesday, December 24, 2019


Margaret Atwood. The BLIND ASSASSIN. Seal, 2000.

Hawthorne Book Club selection for November, 2019.I thought I had read this before but it seems not. Maybe I just remember scenes from a truncated television movie. I loved the mystery of this study of Canada, Ontario, from early twentieth-century to the 1990s. The narrator, an older woman, looking back at her life, the losses--her mother in childbirth, her father to PTSD after WWI and his unhappy demise during the depression, her arranged marriage to a titan of industry, her troubled sister, her missing former lover. What is the secret underlying the family dysfunction? 

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