The Blind Assassin (Paperback)
Anchor Books, 9780385720953, 544pp.
Publication Date: August 28, 2001
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Praise For The Blind Assassin…
"The first great novel of the new millennium."
"Absorbing... expertly rendered... Virtuosic storytelling [is] on display."
--The New York Times
"Brilliant... Opulent... Atwood is a poet.... as well as a contriver of fiction, and scarcely a sentence of her quick, dry yet avid prose fails to do useful work, adding to a picture that becomes enormous."
--John Updike, The New Yorker
"Chilling... Lyrical... [Atwood's] most ambitious work to date."
--The Boston Globe
"Hauntingly powerful.... A novel of luminous prose, scalpel-precise insights and fierce characters... Atwood's new work is so assured, so elegant and so incandescently intelligent, she casts her contemporaries in the shade."
--The Atlanta Journal--Constitution
"Grand storytelling on a grand scale... Sheerly enjoyable."
--The Washington Post Book World
"Bewitching... A killer novel.... Atwood's crisp wit and steely realism are reminiscent of Edith Wharton... A wonderfully complex narrative."
--The Christian Science Monitor
"A tour de force."