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ISBN13: 9780156035583
ISBN10: 0156035588
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From Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago, a magnificent, mesmerizing parable of loss.

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 her charges — among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears — through the barren streets, and their procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. As Blindness reclaims the age-old story of a plague, it evokes the vivid and trembling horrors of the twentieth century, leaving readers with a powerful vision of the human spirit that's bound both by weakness and exhilarating strength.

Review:

"This is a shattering work by a literary master." The Boston Globe

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"This is an important book, one that is unafraid to face all of the horrors of the century." The Washington Post

Review:

"Symphonic....[There is] a clear-eyed and compassionate acknowledgment of things as they are, a quality that can only honestly be termed wisdom. We should be grateful when it is handed to us in such generous measure." The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

Portuguese Nobel Laureate José Saramago tells a fantastic tale about a city hit by an epidemic of "white blindness."

About the Author

José Saramago (1922-2010) was the author of many novels, among them Blindness, All the Names, Baltasar and Blimunda, and The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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slsteckler, April 27, 2014 (view all comments by slsteckler)
Imagine your world turning into a white milky sea? Imagine one minute you are seeing colors, the world so rich and bright and the next minute, everything you see is white and there is no reason behind this transformation. A quarantine seems to be the only solution and the government takes control. As the numbers start to get out of control, the detainees take the situation into their own hands and I can’t put this book down. Its human survival with your eyes shut and one you will not forget.
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mtzabiras, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by mtzabiras)
Those who only saw the movie and did not read the book are missing a wonderful experience. It's gripping, suspenseful, philosophical and unforgettable.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156035583
Author:
Saramago, Jose
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Translator:
Pontiero, Giovanni
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Movie or Television Tie-In
Subject:
Blindness
Subject:
Allegories
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080902
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.73 lb

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Product details 352 pages Mariner Books - English 9780156035583 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is a shattering work by a literary master."
"Review" by , "This is an important book, one that is unafraid to face all of the horrors of the century."
"Review" by , "Symphonic....[There is] a clear-eyed and compassionate acknowledgment of things as they are, a quality that can only honestly be termed wisdom. We should be grateful when it is handed to us in such generous measure."
"Synopsis" by , Portuguese Nobel Laureate José Saramago tells a fantastic tale about a city hit by an epidemic of "white blindness."
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