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Cat's Eye By Margaret Atwood

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Elaine Risley, a painter, returns to Toronto to find herself overwhelmed by her past. Memories of childhood - unbearable betrayals and cruelties - surface relentlessly, forcing her to confront the spectre of Cordelia, once her best friend and tormentor, who has haunted her for forty years.

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Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood

By the author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace

Elaine Risley, a painter, returns to Toronto to find herself overwhelmed by her past. Memories of childhood - unbearable betrayals and cruelties - surface relentlessly, forcing her to confront the spectre of Cordelia, once her best friend and tormentor, who has haunted her for forty years.

'Not since Graham Greene has a novelist captured so forcefully the relationship between school bully and victim...Atwood's games are played, exquisitely, by little girls' LISTENER
An exceptional novel from the winner of the 2000 Booker Prize

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I read this when I was about sixteen and remember its menace. It is about the potential toxicity in female friendships, which is a contentious issue. Atwood is never pigeonholed, she's wry and has a poet's eye -- Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist
Not since Graham Greene or William Golding has a novelist captured so forcefully the relationship between school bully and victim...Atwood's power games are played, exquisitely, by little girls * LISTENER *
Irrestistible...This book is about life for all of us. She is one of our finest novelists. Read it * THE TIMES *
Atwood's taut and exquisite use of language makes all her books irresistable... * THE WEEK *
Margaret Atwood charts the psychological process of memory as compulsion and memory as a healing act through the character of Elaine Risley, an artist who returns to her home town of Toronto for a retrospective of her work. Elaine's visit triggers though * - Chris Kellett, From 500 Great Books by Women, AMAZON.CO.UK REVIEW *

About Margaret Atwood


Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty works, including fiction, poetry and critical essays, and her books have been published in over thirty-five countries. She has won many literary awards and prizes.

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GOR010133857
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood
Used - Like New
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
1990-02-15
512
1853811262
9781853811265
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.