In occasione della prima retrospettiva delle sue opere, Elaine Risley torna nella sua città, Toronto. Se n’era andata molti anni prima, per lasciarsi alle spalle i fantasmi della gioventù. Ora, mentre valuta con occhio critico i cambiamenti nella città, Elaine ritrova se stessa bambina. Momenti e atmosfere riaffiorano con chiarezza: una famiglia felice e anticonformista, che però non l’aveva salvata dall’inferno di crudeltà e ricatti orchestrato da Cordelia, amica e aguzzina. L’unico alleato di Elaine era un occhio di gatto, una biglia dura, fredda, forte, come lei avrebbe voluto diventare.
In un sovrapporsi di passato e presente che attraversa quattro decenni, Elaine esplora le radici della sua personalità adulta, smuove gli strati sommersi della propria coscienza, riconsidera le vie di fuga che la vita le ha offerto.
Un romanzo intenso e ironico, in cui ritroviamo la perfezione della scrittura, la trama inappuntabile e il realismo delle ambientazioni che sono le altre facce del genio della Atwood.
- ISBN: 8850256809
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 464
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"This is the middle of my life, I think of it as a place, like the middle of a river, the middle of a bridge, halfway across, halfway over. I'm supposed to have accumulated things by now: possessions, responsibilities, achievements, experience and wisdom. I'm supposed to be a person of substance."
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As a relative latecomer to the works of Margaret Atwood (this was my fourth book in) – she continues to impress and engage immensely. ‘Cat’s Eye’ has, like ‘The Blind Assassin’ (which it predates by around a decade) memory and memories as its central narrative device. Both novels have a central prota Leggi tutto
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