cover image Cat's Eye

Cat's Eye

Margaret Atwood. Bantam, $6.5 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-553-28247-4

Atwood writes in an autobiographical vein about a middle-aged Canadian painter who is thrust into an extended reconsideration of her past, including one particularly strange friendship, while attending a retrospective of her work in Toronto. PW praised Atwood's incisiveness, saying that she ``takes the measure of a coercive, conformist society.'' (Dec.)