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    The Blindfold (Paperback) By (author) Siri Hustvedt

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    DescriptionIris Vegan, a young, impoverished graduate student from the Midwest, finds herself entangled with four powerful but threatening characters as she tries to adjust to life in New York City. Mr. Morning, an inscrutable urban recluse, employs Iris to tape-record verbal descriptions of objects that belonged to a murder victim. George, a photographer, takes an eerie portrait of Iris, which then acquires a strange life of its own, appearing and disappearing without warning around the city. After a series of blinding migraines, Iris ends up in a hospital room with Mrs. O., a woman who has lost her mind and memory to a stroke, but who nevertheless retains both the strength and energy to torment her fellow patient. And finally, there is Professor Rose, Iris's teacher and eventually her lover. While working with him on the translation of a German novella called "The Brutal Boy," she discovers in its protagonist, Klaus, a vehicle for her own transformation and ventures out into the city again--this time dressed as a man.


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    Title
    The Blindfold
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Siri Hustvedt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312422752
    ISBN 10: 031242275X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDATL, CULT/NRTHES, GEOG/NEWYRK
    B&T Approval Code: P26300000
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/NYNEWY
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    St. Martins Press-3pl
    Imprint name
    St. Martins Press-3pl
    Publication date
    01 September 2003
    Author Information
    Siri Hustvedt is the author of "The Enchantment of Lily Dahl "and "What I Loved." "The Blindfold "is her first novel. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.
    Review quote
    "This is a work of dizzying intensity. . .eloquent and vivid." --Don DeLillo, author of "Underworld" "["The Blindfold"] attests to Ms. Hustvedt's thoroughly original style and her lucid contemporary voice. . .the announcement of a talented writer's arrival." --Michiko Kakutani, " The New York Times" ""The Blindfold" is a seamless piece of work--a haunting odyssey of annihilation and resurrection carved by an expert storyteller." --"San Francisco Chronicle"