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The Blind Assassin. View PDF. Man Booker Prize book | Fiction | Thus begins The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood's stunning novel. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. Iris Chase Griffen, married at eighteen to a wealthy industrialist but now poor and eighty- two, recalls her far from. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. • Published in , pages, Booker Prize winner. • Literary fiction, character-driven, intricately plotted, leisurely.
Following the suicide, Iris realizes through her sister's journals that Richard had been raping Laura for much of their marriage, blackmailing her to comply with him by threatening to turn Alex in to the authorities.
Iris takes her young daughter Aimee and flees her home, threatening to reveal that Richard had impregnated Laura and forced an abortion on her. This move estranges Iris from the last people who were supporting her, and creates bitterness between her and the grown Aimee.
Iris deceives Richard into believing that Laura was the one having an affair with Alex Thomas, which drives him to commit suicide. The novel ends as Iris dies, leaving the truth to be discovered in her unpublished autobiography that she leaves to her sole surviving granddaughter.
The book is set in the fictional Ontario town of Port Ticonderoga and in the Toronto of the s and s. It is a work of historical fiction with the major events of Canadian history forming an important backdrop. Greater verisimilitude is given by a series of newspaper articles commenting on events and on the novel's characters from a distance.
Main characters[ edit ] Iris Chase Griffen: The narrator and protagonist of the tale. Laura Chase: Iris' sister, whose suicide opens the book and who is named as the author of the novel within.
Richard E. Griffen: Iris's ruthless, older husband with political ambitions.
Winifred Griffen Prior: Iris' fashionable, manipulative, and social-climbing sister-in-law. Alex Thomas: A young author with Communist sympathies who has an affair with Iris and is one of the protagonists in the novel within. Log out of Readcube.
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