The Blind Assassin Part 3, Chapters 1-4 Summary

Margaret Atwood

Part 3, Chapters 1-4 Summary

In Part 3, Iris Chase Griffen takes up the narration of the novel. Iris is the older sister of Laura Chase, the author of the novel-within-the novel called The Blind Assassin—the story of the illicit affair between the unnamed man and woman. Iris has been asked to hand out the first awarding of a literary prize that has been named in Laura’s honor. One student from the local high school will be chosen for the prize based on the merit of submitted short stories.

Iris is not feeling too steady. Her head hurts, and it is very hot outside. A friend named Walter drives her to the school. At the school, Iris is met by another friend: Myra, who is the daughter of Reenie, her old nanny. Myra leads Iris to...

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