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The Blind Assassin

Margaret Atwood (A), Michael O'Brien (4)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/4/2000)
Paperback (8/28/2001)
Hardcover, German (10/1/2001)
Paperback, Spanish (7/1/2010)
Audio Cassette (9/1/2000)
Paperback (2/25/2003)
Hardcover (9/5/2000)
Compact Disc (5/17/2005)


In this mesmerizing dramatization of Atwood’s Booker Prize-winning novel, Iris Chase reflects on her privileged yet troubled youth in 1930s Toronto and the events leading up to the car crash that killed her younger sister. A spine-tingling mystery nested within a tragic love story, The Blind Assassin interweaves Iris’s confessional memoir with excerpts from a posthumously published erotic novel that earned dead Laura a cult following. The tension between these alternating storylines coils ever tighter until the last of the Chase family secrets is released in a stunning twist. The Blind Assassin is dramatized by Michael O’Brien, who also adapted Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale. O’Brien’s brilliantly paced production features a cast of 20 and stars Patricia Hamilton, Amy Rutherford and Anick Obonsawin as Iris at different stages of her life. Tom McCamus plays the mysterious “He” of the steamy novel-within-the-novel, while Robert Bockstael and Fiona Reid are memorably vicious as Iris’s wealthy husband and sister-in-law. The Blind Assassin was a finalist in the 2005 New York Festivals Radio Awards.

Goose Lane Editions, 9780864924018

Publication Date: September 1, 2005