Cat's Eye

Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Awards:1989-Fiction-Shortlist-Booker Prize
Original Publish Date: Jul 19, 2011
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (16.52 hours)
Product Number: Z100023962
Released: Jul 19, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307939968
Narrator/s: Kimberly Farr
Publisher: Books on Tape
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale 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 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 form her haunting memories. Disturbing, humorous, and compassionate—and a finalist for the Booker Prize—Cat's Eye is a breathtaking novel of a woman grappling with the tangled knot of her life.

All formats/editions

Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Product Number EB00148676
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780307797964
Text - Paperback
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Product Number 13046
Released: Jan 14, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780385491020

Professional reviews

"When artist Elaine Risley returns to Toronto for a retrospective exhibit, she faces more than the ramifications of her professional career; the city is haunted by the ghosts of her past. When not working on the show, Elaine reflects on her difficult childhood, recalling it from both an adult perspective and that of the girl she was. Narrator Kimberly Farr gives the mature woman a slightly jaded, sometimes nostalgic tone, perfect for the artist who is coping with the unexpected results of fame. When the story shifts in time, Farr adjusts her inflections to reflect the innocent 8-year-old Elaine, who becomes hardened after a friend's betrayal and, later, after a failed first marriage. Listeners appreciate these aural cues as Elaine combs her memories for the keys to self-understanding. C.B.L. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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