Advance Reading CopyAtwood, Margaret. The Blind Assassin. New York: Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, 2000. Octavo, 6.25” x 9.25”. 520 pages. Advanced Reading Copy, preceding the first edition, in original illustrated wrappers. The Blind Assassin is a work of historical fiction layered with characteristics of drama, noir, and an embedded narrative. It primarily follows Iris Chase, her sister Laura, and their ambiguous relationship with science fiction author Alex Thomas. The namesake of the book refers to the science fiction novel believed to be penned by Thomas, however its authorship is complicated by Atwood’s deft interplay between reality and fiction. This copy is in near fine condition, with crisp wrappers and a bright, clean interior.