The Blind Assassin


The Blind Assassin is a work of extraordinary power. It is an exploration not only of imagined lives past, present, and future, but of the art and artifice of storytelling, crossing boundaries of genre and style in a tour de force of creative daring.

“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

“Bewitching… A killer novel…. Atwood’s crisp wit and steely realism are reminiscent of Edith Wharton… A wonderfully complex narrative.”
The Christian Science Monitor