Cat's Eye - Margaret Atwood

Cat's Eye

By Margaret Atwood

  • Release Date: 1989-01-17
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
4
From 47 Ratings

Description

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Blind Assassin comes a breathtaking novel about a woman grappling with the tangled knot of her life. Disturbing, hilarious, and compassionate, 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, an artist, and a woman—but above all she must seek release from her haunting memories.

Reviews

  • A Slice of Life Novel

    4
    By Dwardeng
    A bit slow for me. A novel by a woman for women, although anything that helps me understand the other sex a little more is good.
  • Cat's eye is insightful

    5
    By Lizanneorama
    Very small town setting but resonates in a deeper and deeper inner setting. Made me want to rethink moments in my own childhood.