Man Booker Prize Winners (1997-2012)
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The Blind Assassin (2000)
By Margaret Atwood
Set in Canada amid a century of history, including the Depression and World War II, The Blind Assassin reveals the intricacies of family and sibling rivalry, and the complexities of the individual mind. Atwood writes about Iris Chase Griffen and her personal tragedies, illuminating human promise, betrayal, sexual obsession, and love in a time of social unrest.
Fun Fact: Margaret Atwood became internationally famous after the success of her 1984 novel, The Handmaid's Tale.