The Blind Assassin Part 3, Chapters 5-9 Summary

Margaret Atwood

Part 3, Chapters 5-9 Summary

Walter has brought a new fan to Iris’s home, where he assembles it. Walter often brings his tools and fixes things while he is there. As Iris watches, she wishes he could also fix her. After Walter is gone, Iris returns to her writing. She is recording her thoughts concerning her family’s history.

In 1914, Iris writes, her mother married her father. When Iris was a young girl and needed information about her past, she often turned to Reenie, the woman who worked as a nanny and housekeeper for her family. Reenie provided various versions of her stories, depending on Iris’s age at the time. Over the years, Iris was able to gather many interesting details that neither her mother nor her father was willing to convey....

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