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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication date April 1, 2001
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385720847
ISBN-10 038572084X
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Original list price $7.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Laura Chase's older sister Iris, married at eighteen to a politically prominent industrialist but now poor and eighty-two, is living in Port Ticonderoga, a town dominated by their once-prosperous family before the First War. While coping with her unreliable body, Iris reflects on her far from exemplary life, in particular the events surrounding her sister's tragic death. Chief among these was the publication of The Blind Assassin, a novel which earned the dead Laura Chase not only notoriety but also a devoted cult following. Sexually explicit for its time, The Blind Assassin describes a risky affair in the turbulent thirties between a wealthy young woman and a man on the run. During their secret meetings in rented rooms, the lovers concoct a pulp fantasy set on Planet Zycron. As the invented story twists through love and sacrifice and betrayal, so does the real one; while events in both move closer to war and catastrophe. By turns lyrical, outrageous, formidable, compelling and funny, this is a novel filled with deep humour and dark drama.

Editions
This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Editions for the work Blind Assassin
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781408802786
 
from Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (November 2, 2009); titled "The Blind Assassin"
9781408802786 | details & prices | 544 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 2.55 lbs | List price $38.70
This edition also contains Blind Assassin, Blind Assassin
About: Laura Chase's older sister Iris, married at eighteen to a politically prominent industrialist but now poor and eighty-two, is living in Port Ticonderoga, a town dominated by their once-prosperous family before the First War.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780385720847
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Barbara Kramer | from Alfred a Knopf Inc (April 1, 2001)
9780385720847 | details & prices | List price $7.99
This edition also contains The Life of George Washington Carver: Inventor and Scientist
About: Laura Chase's older sister Iris, married at eighteen to a politically prominent industrialist but now poor and eighty-two, is living in Port Ticonderoga, a town dominated by their once-prosperous family before the First War.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780739323694
 
With Margot Dionne (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (May 17, 2005); titled "The Blind Assassin"
9780739323694 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.00 × 1.75 in. | 0.88 lbs | List price $49.95
About: Iris describes the 1945 death of her sister, who drives her car off a bridge, followed, two years later, by the death of her husband, in a story that features a novel-within-a-novel about two unnamed lovers who meet in a dark backstreet room.
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780766062702
 
from Enslow Pub Inc (January 1, 2015)
9780766062702 | details & prices | 96 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.11 lbs | List price $27.94
Paperback
Book cover for 9780385720847 Book cover for 9780766062719
 
from Enslow Pub Inc (January 1, 2015)
9780766062719 | details & prices | 96 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.35 lbs | List price $12.88
The price comparison is for this edition
With Margaret Eleanor Atwood | from Alfred a Knopf Inc (April 1, 2001); titled "Blind Assassin"
9780385720847 | details & prices | List price $7.99
This edition also contains Blind Assassin
About: Laura Chase's older sister Iris, married at eighteen to a politically prominent industrialist but now poor and eighty-two, is living in Port Ticonderoga, a town dominated by their once-prosperous family before the First War.

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