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Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood

Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood

I read this years ago – before my blog, and then it popped up on Borrowbox, so I thought I would listen to it.

Here’s the blurb…

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. Elaine must come to terms with her own identity as a daughter, a lover, and artist, and woman—but above all she must seek release from her haunting memories. Disturbing, hilarious, and compassionate, Cat’s Eye is a breathtaking novel of a woman grappling with the tangled knots of her life.

I like all of Atwood’s writing, but my favourite are (what I call) her women’s novels (Blind Assassin, Alias Grace, etc). I like being inside their heads and following them through life. For me, this one was about female friendships and how the effects ripple through a life. As you would expect, the writing is beautiful.

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