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Afternoon Book Club @ Polo Library

April 24 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood

The novel opens with these simple, resonant words: “Ten days after the war ended, my sister drove a car off the bridge.” They are spoken by Iris, whose terse account of her sister Laura’s death in 1945 is followed by an inquest report proclaiming the death accidental. But just as the reader expects to settle into Laura’s story, Atwood introduces a novel-within-a- novel. Entitled The Blind Assassin, it is a science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in dingy backstreet rooms. When we return to Iris, it is through a 1947 newspaper article announcing the discovery of a sailboat carrying the dead body of her husband, a distinguished industrialist.

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Date:
April 24
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Organizer

Polo Public Library
Phone:
815-946-2713
Email:
library@pololibrary.org
Website:
www.pololibrary.org

Venue

Polo Public Library
302 W Mason St
Polo, IL 61064 United States
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Phone:
815-946-2713
Website:
www.pololibrary.org