By Margaret Atwood
Cat's Eye is the tale of Elaine Risley, a arguable painter who returns to Toronto, the town of her early life, for a retrospective of her paintings. Engulfed by way of shiny pictures of the previous, she reminisces a couple of trio of women who initiated her into the fierce politics of youth and its mystery international of friendship, longing, and betrayal. Elaine needs to come to phrases along with her personal id as a daughter, a lover, an artist, and a woman--but especially she needs to search liberate from her haunting thoughts. tense, hilarious, and compassionate, Cat's Eye is a wide ranging novel of a lady grappling with the tangled knot of her existence.
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