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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (24,797 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Atwood Narrator: Kimberly Farr Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 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 Eye is a breathtaking novel of a woman grappling with the tangled knot of her life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Stunning...Atwood conceives Elaine with a poet's transforming fire; and delivers her to us that way, a flame inside an icicle. Los Angeles Times
  • Nightmarish, evocative, heartbreaking. The New York Times Book Review
  • The best book in a long time on female friendships... Cat's Eye is remarkable, funny, and serious, brimming with uncanny wisdom. Cosmopolitan
  • “Many readers will identify painfully with Atwood’s deft descriptions of the betrayals, exclusions, and power plays of Elaine’s friends…Childhood’s particular anguish has been told before, but Atwood is exceptional in her steady, dry-eyed revelation of the truth.”

    Library Journal

  • “A brilliant, three-dimensional mosaic…The story of Elaine’s childhood is so real and heartbreaking you want to stand up in your seat and cheer.”

    Boston Globe

  • “The best book in a long time on female friendships…Cat’s Eye is remarkable, funny, and serious, brimming with uncanny wisdom.”

    Cosmopolitan

  • “Stunning…Atwood conceives Elaine with a poet’s transforming fire; and delivers her to us that way, a flame inside an icicle.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “A work of intensity and tart wit.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Nightmarish, evocative, heartbreaking.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • A brilliant, three-dimensional mosaic...the story of Elaine's childhood is so real and heartbreaking you want to stand up in your seat and cheer. Boston Sunday Globe
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 1989 Man Booker Prize Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Heather Love | 2/16/2014

    " This was my fav maragaret Atwood book, good girl book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bean | 2/11/2014

    " Wonderful book. Especially resonates for anyone who had mean friends in middle school. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tyle | 2/11/2014

    " Atwood's pages flutter with the paraphernalia of old life. Dirty, sacred; a misanthropic tour of the mind, art, human behavior and a post World War II Toronto. A tribute to our pasts, it offers an important and poignant insight into the childhood pathological. A fast favorite. You will feel estranged, astral, but most importantly you will remember. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amy L. Campbell | 2/10/2014

    " Two stars and a waffle. "

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