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Publisher Description

A stunningly powerful novel of man's will to survive against all odds, by the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature.

“This is a shattering work by a literary master.”—The Boston Globe

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year

A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" which spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and raping women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides seven strangers—among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears—through the barren streets, and the procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. A magnificent parable of loss and disorientation and a vivid evocation of the horrors of the twentieth century, Blindness has swept the reading public with its powerful portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses—and man's ultimately exhilarating spirit.

Fiction & Literature
August 23
HMH Books
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Customer Reviews

Sasquatch/Big Foot ,


A tour de force, what an incredible imagination coupled with a deep knowledge of the human heart.

ER Priest ,

Good but...

At the end of the book there is a publishers note regarding the translation. At times the book was difficult to read due to improper punctuation. Several instances where use of quotation marks would have been helpful, very annoying to read dialogue between multiple people and commas are used to intermediate between what each person is saying and no indication of who said what.

bs8140 ,

Awesome read!!

I don't normally read these types of novels, but this one is really an awesome read! Would recommend it to anyone!!

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