Cat's Eye (Paperback)
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Paperback 512 Pages / Published: 15/02/1990
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Elaine Risley, a painter, returns to Toronto to find herself overwhelmed by her past. Memories of childhood - unbearable betrayals and cruelties - surface relentlessly, forcing her to confront the spectre of Cordelia, once her best friend and tormentor, who has haunted her for forty years. 'Not since Graham Greene has a novelist captured so forcefully the relationship between school bully and victim...Atwood's games are played, exquisitely, by little girls' LISTENER An exceptional novel from the winner of the 2000 Booker Prize

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781853811265
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 150 x 199 x 34 mm


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I read this when I was about sixteen and remember its menace. It is about the potential toxicity in female friendships, which is a contentious issue. Atwood is never pigeonholed, she's wry and has a poet's eye -- Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist
I read this when I was about sixteen and remember its menace. It is about the potential toxicity in female friendships, which is a contentious issue. Atwood is never pigeonholed, she's wry and has a poet's eye -- Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist
Not since Graham Greene or William Golding has a novelist captured so forcefully the relationship between school bully and victim...Atwood's power games are played, exquisitely, by little girls * LISTENER *
Irrestistible...This book is about life for all of us. She is one of our finest novelists. Read it * THE TIMES *
Atwood's taut and exquisite use of language makes all her books irresistable... * THE WEEK *
Margaret Atwood charts the psychological process of memory as compulsion and memory as a healing act through the character of Elaine Risley, an artist who returns to her home town of Toronto for a retrospective of her work. Elaine's visit triggers though * - Chris Kellett, From 500 Great Books by Women, AMAZON.CO.UK REVIEW *

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“My all-time favourite book!”

This book is about Elaine, a painter, whose return to Toronto unearths buried childhood memories. It is about the space-time continuum and the strange things time and distance do to us when we aren't looking. It... More

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“Cat's Eye”

Superbly dry, sometimes horrifying and suffused throughout with a peculiar autumnal chill, Cat's Eye is a gripping book about the delights and agonies of childhood. Atwood writes with a moving clarity about her... More

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“Fantastic!”

One of the best books I’ve ever read! I thoroughly enjoyed it and didn’t want to put it down. It portrays an accurate picture of what childhood friendships can be like, as well as how the impact of our interactions... More

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