Cat's Eye

Cat's Eye

Book - 1990
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Baker & Taylor
Years after painter Elaine Risley flees Toronto for Vancouver, she returns to search for long-missing parts of her life and pursues the elusive Cordelia, her best friend and sometimes enemy

Publisher: Boston, MA : G.K. Hall, 1990, c1988
ISBN: 9780816148905
0816148902
Characteristics: 578 p

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jr3083
Jun 01, 2016

A young girl grows up in post-WWII Toronto, bullied by girls who profess to be her friend. The experience follows her for the rest of her life. It's an insightful exploration of power and bullying with what I suspect are strong autobiographical elements in capturing setting and milieu. See my full review at :
https://residentjudge.wordpress.com/2016/06/01/cats-eye-by-margaret-atwood/

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spacecat
May 21, 2014

Bullying is the topic of the moment, and in 2014 it is remarked upon in the newspapers regularly, Well, when Margaret Atwood wrote this book nobody talked much about bullying, and there was no anti-bullying curriculum for teachers, or bully-free zones in schools.
Atwood has, I think, captured the nuances of girls who bully, very well. I found the book uncomfortable to read.

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vcc
Oct 01, 2011

I read this immediately after reading "Alias Grace." It's not as good as Alias Grace, but is quite an interesting book about the relationship between females. This book has been said to have been semi-autobiographical.

Goober1950 Aug 07, 2011

First of Atwoods books read by me. Am looking forward to the next

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Japanda
Sep 16, 2007

About a girl/woman who is never truly happy in life. This is not just her attitude, more the author's. In this book the world is never a clean and comfortable place.

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Japanda
Sep 16, 2007

the main character grows up but the book stays mostly with her childhood and the "friends" she had their that continue to appear in her later life.

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