Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood Paperback Book


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Author: Margaret Atwood

Format: Paperback, Paperback

Publisher: Random House Inc

Published: Jan 1998

Genre: Fiction - General

Retail Price: $16.95

Pages: 480


Returning to the city of her youth for a retrospective of her art, controversial painter Elaine Risley is engulfed by vivid images of the past. Strongest of all is the figure of Cordelia, leader of the trio of girls who initiated her into the fierce politics of childhood and its secret world of friendship, longing, and betrayal. Elaine must come to terms with her own identity as a daughter, a lover, an artist, and a woman-but above all, she must seek release from Cordelia's haunting memory. Disturbing, hilarious, and compassionate, Cat's Eye is a breathtaking contemporary novel of a woman grappling with the tangled knot of her life.

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BookLender review by Meredith on 2007-08-27 17:14:43

Although a bit melancholy at times, Atwood's tale of an artist returning to her 'hometown' of Toronto for a retrospective of her art career (and a retrospective of her formative years) is thoroughly engrossing. The description of the art scene in the 60's and the gentrification of Toronto are wonderful as are the descriptions of her paintings. The childhood drama of acceptance is dead-on. Makes me eager to read more of Margaret Atwood's novels