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Blind Assassin NR

Blind Assassin

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About the Book
Laura Chase's older sister Iris, married at eighteen to a politically prominent industrialist but now poor and eighty-two, is living in Port Ticonderoga, a town dominated by their once-prosperous family before the First War. While coping with her unreliable body, Iris reflects on her far from exemplary life, in particular the events surrounding her sister's tragic death. Chief among these was the publication of The Blind Assassin, a novel which earned the dead Laura Chase not only notoriety but also a devoted cult following. Sexually explicit for its time, The Blind Assassin describes a risky affair in the turbulent thirties between a wealthy young woman and a man on the run. During their secret meetings in rented rooms, the lovers concoct a pulp fantasy set on Planet Zycron. As the invented story twists through love and sacrifice and betrayal, so does the real one; while events in both move closer to war and catastrophe. By turns lyrical, outrageous, formidable, compelling and funny, this is a novel filled with deep humour and dark drama.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781860498800
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Binding: Paperback
Height: 131 mm
No of Pages: 656
Spine Width: 44 mm
Width: 201 mm
ISBN-10: 1860498809
Publisher Date: 19 May 2001
Depth: 45
Language: English
Returnable: Y
Weight: 510 gr
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