Cat's Eyeis 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. Disturbing, hilarious, and compassionate,Cat's Eyeis a breathtaking novel of a woman grappling with the tangled knot of her life.
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]
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 15th February 1990
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.6 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.397