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The novel has many threads and a series of events that follow one another at a breathtaking pace.


As everything comes together, readers will discover that the story Atwood is telling is the blind assassin only what it seems to be—but, in fact, much more. Like The Handmaid's Tale, it is destined to become a classic.

Plot summary[ edit ] The novel's protagonistIris Chase, and her sister Laura, grow up well-off but motherless in a small town in Southern Ontario.

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As an old woman, Iris recalls the events and relationships of her childhood, youth the blind assassin middle age, including her unhappy marriage to Toronto businessman Richard Griffen. It is about Alex Thomas, a politically radical author of pulp science fiction who has an ambiguous relationship with the sisters.

That embedded story itself contains a third tale, the eponymous The blind assassin Assassin, a science fiction the blind assassin told by Alex's fictional counterpart to the second novel's protagonist, believed to be Laura's fictional counterpart.

The novel takes the form of a gradual revelation illuminating both Iris's youth and her old age before coming to the pivotal events of her and Laura's lives around the time of the Second World War.

Soon after they meet, the factory workers riot, and the factory burns. She smiles, does her wifely duty, fades into the furniture. A nameless couple makes their illicit love in a series of pre-sullied rooms belonging to other people. After each entanglement they lie the blind assassin, and the man, a pulp writer, spins a tale of the Planet Zycron where the far-famed city of Sakiel-Norn is marked for destruction for its opulence, its worship of false gods, its child sacrifices.

There are excerpts from The Blind Assassin, a posthumously published the blind assassin which gave Iris's younger sister, Laura, a minor but thanks to women's studies enduring reputation.

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Laura drove off a bridge in10 days after the end of the war. Then there are the pulp science-fiction stories the hero of Laura's book tells his lover in the dingy rooms where they meet. He is a leftist on the run, convenient scapegoat for a factory fire that the blind assassin presumably an insurance fraud, while she is a prisoner of privilege, sneaking away from her watchers the blind assassin a few risky hours of pleasure.