BLINDSIGHT by Hervé Guibert


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 Blindsight ($17.50; Aug. 16, 1996; 120 pp.; 0-8076-1414-9): An intense short novel by the late journalist (and author of several confessional fictions--My Parents, 1994, etc.), this set in an institution for the blind and focused on the love-hate relationship of a pair of inmates who suggest a sadomasochistic David and Lisa. Their meticulous determination to explore all other senses available to them climaxes in the formation of a menacing mÇnage Ö trois and a horrific (though oddly amusing) ending that springs, all too logically, from their fascination with cheap horror movies. Hothouse-urbane, and not for every taste--though all should appreciate the brilliant pun that proves the novel's English title.

Pub Date: Aug. 16th, 1996
ISBN: 0-8076-1414-9
Page count: 120pp
Publisher: Braziller
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 1996


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