Set in Toronto, the book is about controversial painter Elaine Risley, who vividly reflects on her childhood and teenage years. Her strongest memories are of Cordelia, who was the leader of a trio of girls who were both very cruel and very kind to her in ways that tint Elaine’s perceptions of relationships and her world—not to mention her art—into her middle years. The novel unfolds in mid-20th century Canada, from World War II to the late 1980s, and includes a look at many of the cultural elements of that time period, including feminism and various modern art movements.
Cat's Eye is a 1988 novel by Canadian writer Margaret Atwood.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- An amazingly interesting journey.
- An exploration of memory and perception, beautifully woven.
- A trip that sticks in your memory forever.