Blindness

Blindness

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Winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature. A city is hit by an epidemic of 'white blindness.' The blindness spreads, sparing no one. Authorities confine the blind to a vacant mental hospital secured by armed guards. Inside, the criminal element among the blind hold the rest captive: food rations are stolen, women are raped. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides seven strangers through the barren streets. The developments within this oddly anonymous group -- the first blind man, the old man with the black eye patch, the girl with dark glasses, the boy with no mother, and the dog of tears -- are as uncanny as the surrounding chaos is harrowing. A parable of loss and disorientation, of man's worst appetities and hopeless weaknesses, "Blindness" is one of the most challenging, thought-provoking, and ultimately exhilarating novels published in any language in recent years.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 149.86 x 238.76 x 33.02mm | 453.59g
  • THOMSON LEARNING
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0151002517
  • 9780151002511
  • 1,198,559

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148,030 ratings
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4 36% (52,977)
3 16% (23,559)
2 5% (7,294)
1 2% (3,171)
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