Blindsight by Maurice Gee
Blindsight by Maurice Gee
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Blindsight by Maurice Gee

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'Father taught us how not to love...' So begins Maurice Gee's latest novel of 'Wellington noir' (The Times). Narrated by Alice, as an old woman looking back over the mistakes and tragedy of her family history, Blindsight is a corruscating look at the evil we are capable of inflicting upon each other. At the heart of the story lies the strange relationship between Alice and her brother, Gordon, and the mystery behind their estrangement. Only ever afforded Alice's take on events, Gee masterfully constructs a tale of unreliability. As he traces these unhappy lives over a period of forty years, the narrative only gradually gives up the dark family secrets. Published by Faber for over thirty years, Maurice Gee was among ten of New Zealand's greatest living artists named by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand Acclaimed in the Guardian for his 'terrifically entertaining fiction of villainy and betrayal, wry social history and deft political analysis'.

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Paperback, good condition. 

Published by Penguin Books, 2005.

ISBN: 0143020234