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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" that spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and assaulting women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides seven strangers--among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears--through the barren streets, and the procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. A magnificent parable of loss and disorientation and a vivid evocation of the horrors of the twentieth century, Blindness has swept the reading public with its powerful portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses-and man's ultimately exhilarating spirit.
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  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 294.83g
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0156035588
  • 9780156035583
  • 340,824

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PRAISE FOR"BLINDNESS" "This is a shattering work by a literary master."--"The Boston Globe"
"This is an important book, one that is unafraid to face all of the horrors of the century."--"The Washington Post"
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137,750 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 41% (56,190)
4 36% (49,392)
3 16% (22,242)
2 5% (6,908)
1 2% (3,018)
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