On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9780771008931_cover Enlarge Cover View Excerpt
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $22.00
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback
category: Fiction
published: Sep 2011
ISBN:9780771008931
imprint: Emblem Editions

Cat's Eye

by Margaret Atwood

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
coming of age, psychological, historical
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $22.00
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback
category: Fiction
published: Sep 2011
ISBN:9780771008931
imprint: Emblem Editions
Description

Cat’s Eye is the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art. Engulfed by vivid images of the past, she reminisces about a trio of girls who initiated her into the fierce politics of childhood and its secret world of friendship, longing, and betrayal.

By turns disquieting, humorous, compassionate, haunting and mordant, Cat’s Eye is vintage Atwood.

Contributor Notes

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction, but is best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1969), The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), The Robber Bride (1994), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. A book of short stories called Stone Mattress: Nine Tales was published in 2014. Her novel, MaddAddam (2013), is the final volume in a three-book series that began with the Man-Booker prize-nominated Oryx and Crake (2003) and continued with The Year of the Flood (2009). The Tent (mini-fictions) and Moral Disorder (short fiction) both appeared in 2006. A volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007. In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, a collection of non-fiction essays appeared in 2011. Her non-fiction book, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth was adapted for the screen in 2012. Ms. Atwood’s work has been published in more than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian.
Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.
www.margaretatwood.ca

Editorial Review

"A brilliant, three-dimensional mosaic...the story of Elaine's childhood is so real and heartbreaking you want to stand up in your seat and cheer." The Boston Sunday Globe

"Nightmarish, evocative, heartbreaking." The New York Times Book Review

"The best book in a long time on female friendships.... Cat's Eye is remarkable, funny, and serious, brimming with uncanny wisdom." Cosmopolitan

"No reader will fail to be moved, even to tears, by this novel. It is poignant and lingering." Calgary Herald
"Lyrical, startling in its mastery of language, compelling in its handling of memory and forgetting, in its understanding of the ravages of the unransomed past." London Free Press
"Irresistible.... This book is about life for all of us." The Times (UK)

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Related Blog Posts

Reading Lists Featuring “Cat's Eye”

Listed on the Read Local map

Other Titles by Margaret Atwood

Beyond Remembering

Beyond Remembering

The Collected Poems of Al Purdy
by Al Purdy
foreword by Margaret Atwood
edited by Sam Solecki
edition:Hardcover
More Info
Wandering Wenda

Wandering Wenda

and Widow Wallop's Wunderground Washery
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged :
More Info

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...