Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood

This novel revolves around the life of a controversial painter, Elaine Risley, who returns to her hometown, Toronto, for a retrospective of her art. Haunted by her past, she reminisces about her childhood and the complex relationships she had, especially with her best friend Cordelia. The story delves into themes of memory, identity, and the often painful experiences of childhood and adolescence. The protagonist's journey is one of self-discovery, as she navigates through the complexities of female friendship, bullying, and the struggle to fit in.

The 1517th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 315

Since this book was first published in 1988, there is a penalty of 22.4%. The age adjusted score is 244.44.

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