The Blind Assassin is about a Canadian family struggling with issues of family, class, race, and the changing times during both WWI and WWII. Iris and Laura are two sisters who grow up without a mother and with an absent, alcoholic father. Constantly dealing with old-fashioned values that clash with a new society, both sisters and their extended family must deal with the dire consequences of their impetuous decisions.
The Hare gives this book 4 stars! Winner of The Booker Prize, it’s a novel-within-a-novel that twists and turns to a conclusion you don’t see coming. Issues like feminism, class, race, sexual identity and family structure are all addressed in the most insightful and powerful way possible. If you’re looking for a book to while away the hours over holiday vacation– this is the one!