Blindness by Saramago, José
José Saramago

Blindness -- José Saramago - Paperback

A stunningly powerful novel of humanity's will to survive against all odds during an epidemic by a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

An International Bestseller - "This is a shattering work by a literary master."--Boston Globe

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, Blindness has swept the reading public with its powerful portrayal of our worst appetites and weaknesses--and humanity's ultimately exhilarating spirit.

"This is a an important book, one that is unafraid to face all of the horror of the century."--Washington Post

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

Author: José Saramago
Publisher: Harpervia
Published: 10/04/1999
Pages: 352
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.30w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780156007757
Age Range: 14-UP

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 8.1
Point Value: 21
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 68829 / Blindness

Review Citation(s):
Entertainment Weekly 11/12/1999 pg. 73
New York Times 11/14/1999 pg. 38
Publishers Weekly Best Books 01/01/1998 pg. 42
New York Times 12/05/1999 pg. 104
Entertainment Weekly 10/03/2008 pg. 80
Entertainment Weekly 07/05/2013 pg. 98