The Blind Assassin
(Toronto), McClelland & Stewart, (2000). The first edition (Canadian) of her Booker Prize-winning novel. Inscribed by Atwood to her long-time friend and sometimes mentor, the lesbian novelist Jane Rule: "For Jane -- warm thoughts & love -- Peggy A." From the library of Jane Rule. Rule, author of Desert of the Heart, among others, was born in America but moved to Canada in the 1950s to work at the University of British Columbia, where Atwood taught in 1965. According to Atwood, it was Rule who first advised her to get an agent. The two remained friends over the next four decades; Rule died in 2007. Fine in a fine dust jacket. An excellent association copy between the internationally acclaimed feminist novelist Atwood and the pioneering lesbian feminist Rule. [#032850] SOLD
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