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In Alias Grace, bestselling author Margaret Atwood has written her most captivating, disturbing, and ultimately satisfying work sinceThe Handmaid's Tale. She takes us back in time and into the life of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century.Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer, Thomas Kinnear, and Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders.Dr. Simon Jordan, an up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness, is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? Is Grace a female fiend? A bloodthirsty femme fatale? Or is she the victim of circumstances?
Takes readers into the life and mind of Grace Marks, one of the most notorious women of the 1840s, who is serving a life sentence for murders she claims she cannot remember
Number of Pages: 468
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Peoples + Cultures, Conflicts + Dualities, Types of Characters, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Settings, Society + Social Issues, Psychology, Human Qualities + Behavior, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Family + Friendship
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Margaret Eleanor Atwood
Street Date: November 1, 1997
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0906
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